Updated 11 September 2018
17A.9.1 Objective – Activities in the Tauriko Commercial Zone
Development within the zone is characterised by business activities.
17A.9.1.1 Policy – Activities in the Tauriko Commercial Zone
By providing for activities as anticipated within the Commercial Zone, with the exception of restricting the establishment of residential activities.
17A.9.2 Objective – Urban Form in the Tauriko Commercial Zone
To provide a commercial business centre that promotes strong land use and access relationships in the south-west corridor of the City, and provides for protection and enhancement of the natural and cultural environment.
17A.9.2.1 Policy – Urban Form
By ensuring subdivision, use and development occurs in an integrated manner, that:
- Provides functional access links to adjacent development, in particular Pyes Pa West;
- Provides safe and convenient internal routes for cyclists and pedestrians and enables future links to surrounding areas;
- Supports the efficient and effective provision of public transport to, from and within the area;
- Enables people working and carrying out business in the area to meet their day-to-day needs.
17A.9.2.2 Policy – Urban Form and Enhanced Visual Quality
By ensuring that the development of the main thoroughfare through the Tauriko Business Estate and adjacent development promotes distinctiveness and a sense of place and provides a streetscape that is attractive to passers-by through:
- Specimen tree planting on roads and property frontages;
- Sympathetic design of site and building frontages.
17A.9.2.3 Policy – Urban Form and Protection and Enhancement of Natural and Cultural Heritage Values
By ensuring the natural and cultural heritage of the area is recognised and provided for in development through:
- Maintenance, enhancement and restoration of ecological features, maintaining biodiversity by avoiding habitat fragmentation and creating vegetated links, particularly in association with stormwater management areas;
- Inclusion of species, such as rimu, in planted areas that reflect the natural ecology of the area;
- Incorporating landmark features, such as traditional or contemporary art works, that reflect the history of the area into the street network;
- Protecting landscape character that contributes to the identity of the area;
- Naming streets to reflect cultural associations of Tangata Whenua;
- Protecting heritage values, including monitoring the effects of development on heritage features such as archaeological sites;
- Maintaining the function of the floodplain area along the Kopurererua Stream and associated overland flowpaths and ponding areas to manage the discharge of stormwater from the catchments;
- Restoring escarpment landforms which have been modified by earthworks through contouring and planting.
17A.9.3 Objective - Landscape and Visual Amenity Protection
To mitigate the potential adverse visual effects of business land development at Tauriko on the outlook from surrounding areas.
17A.9.3.1 Policy – Landscape and Visual Amenity Protection through Large-Scale Mitigation
By ensuring the visual effects of business land development at Tauriko as viewed from the surrounding areas is mitigated through large-scale landscape planting of roads and open space and adjacent industrial sites. Changes to landform and vegetation should be managed so visual screening and the backdrop of the escarpments is retained while allowing a defined amount of earthworks to enable the development of the Tauriko Business Estate.
17A.9.3.2 Policy – Landscape and Visual Amenity Protection through On-Site Controls
By ensuring the visual effects of business land development at Tauriko is mitigated through controls that limit the scale of buildings and impose building setbacks in prominent locations, limit the extent and location of signs, and limit the use of high-impact and highly reflective colours on buildings visible from residential and rural areas.