A comprehensive development which provides positive outcomes including protection and enhancement of native flora and fauna.
Te Arai North is a large block of approximately 600 hectares of coastal land north of Te Arai Point.
The land formed part of the Treaty settlement between the Crown and Te Uri o Hau under the Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Act 2002. The land was purchased by Te Uri o Hau as part of the commercial redress component of their settlement. At that point, the site was a forestry block, largely covered in pinus radiata.
Development of the land represented a significant opportunity for Te Uri o Hau to advance their economic, cultural and social well-being through strategic partnerships with other organisations.
Boffa Miskell have been trusted advisors to the landowners for many years, across many disciplines. The first significant milestone for this project was obtaining approval of Private Plan Change 166 to the (then) Rodney District Plan.
Plan Change 166 provided for 43 new sites, in addition to the three existing sites across the parcel of land. In exchange for these sites, it provided for the vesting of at least 172 ha of reserve along the coast, and protection and enhancement of native flora and fauna.
It also provided for the creation of the Tara iti Golf Course, recently voted number two in the world.
In relation to this, the landowner has undertaken:
As part of Boffa Miskell’s ongoing involvement, we have assisted with the Auckland Unitary Plan submissions and appeals process to ensure these provisions were incorporated into the final Auckland Unitary Plan.
Resource consent was also obtained for the world-class Tara Iti Golf Course; and subsequent consents for various subdivisions, earthworks, golf course buildings, residential dwellings and other infrastructure including water takes and water reservoirs.
Comprehensive planning, ecology and landscape planning services, including assessments and resource consent
|Client||Te Arai North Ltd|
|Project team||Peter Whiting|
Dr. Leigh Bull
Darby Planning LP
Te Uri o Hau
Reyburn and Bryant
Clough & Associates
Peter Hall Planning
|Project date||2003 - ongoing|