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What tonight is about. Demonstrating how the Proposed City Plan needs to be considered in building design Common errors we see in building consent applications and how these can be addressed Answering your questions. Chair for the evening – Rob Wickman

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what tonight is about
What tonight is about
  • Demonstrating how the Proposed City Plan needs to be considered in building design
  • Common errors we see in building consent applications and how these can be addressed
  • Answering your questions
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Chair for the evening – Rob Wickman
  • Proposed City Plan – Karen Marjoribanks and Campbell Larking
  • Common problems in building plans – Sandy Fleet
  • Managing sediment pollution – Paul Baunton
  • Building Code Compliance – Roger Bruce

There will be time at the end of each segment for questions as well as at the end of the session. We can also follow up any other questions on email.

proposed tauranga city plan

Proposed Tauranga City Plan

Overview

Karen Marjoribanks and Campbell Larking

background
Background
  • Review required by RMA
  • Commenced 2008, Draft Plan 2009 for feedback
  • October 2009 Proposed Tauranga City Plan Notified
  • March – November 2010 – Hearings on submissions and further submissions
background1
Background
  • Decisions made and released – 26 March 2011
  • Both Plans had to be considered from that date forward.
  • Appeals have closed. (Appeals could only be made by people who had made submissions).
district vs city plan which one do we use
District vs City Plan – which one do we use?
  • Both Plans have had to be considered since 26 March 2011.
  • Now Appeals have closed – some parts of the Proposed City Plan which are not subject to appeals are the only matters which need to be considered in any building consent/resource consent application.
  • For parts of the Proposed City Plan which are under appeal – both Plans will still have to be considered in any building consent/resource consent application.
how do i work out what plan i need to use
How do I work out what Plan I need to use?
  • Internet version of the Proposed City Plan (Decisions Version) identifies (via a text box) Rules deemed operative.
  • This will be updated as appeals are resolved – more rules will become operative.
common problems in building plans

Common problems in building plans

Sandy Fleet

Project Information Officer

frequently requested items
Frequently requested items

Site Plan

  • Dimensions from closest point of building to boundary
  • Dimensions from closest point of eave to boundary
  • Overshadowing points shown on boundaries
  • Overshadowing points shown at worst case (roof apex)
  • Eaves shown in front yard requirement (note: City Plan has permitted intrusions into front yard)
  • Council main services (sewer, stormwater, water) and distance from building to pipe
  • Site levels to RL Moturiki Datum at various points along boundaries including overshadowing points
  • Onsite parking and manoeuvring (in accordance with Chapter 24 District Plan & Chapter 4 City Plan)
  • Parking assessment
frequently requested items cont
Frequently Requested Items cont.

Elevations

  • Overshadowing points on elevations which correspond to points shown on site plan

Floor plans

  • Function of all rooms labelled

Resource Consents

  • Flood Hazard Policy Area
managing sediment pollution

Managing sediment pollution

Paul Baunton

Manager, City Development

why manage sediment runoff
Why Manage Sediment Runoff?
  • Reduce amount of sediment entering waterways
  • Reduce asset maintenance costs – sumps, pipelines, ponds e.g. 140 ponds cost approx. $ 55k each to clean
  • Comprehensive catchment consents – BOPRC
  • Reduce neighbour v. neighbour disputes
  • Sustainable practice – reduce pollutants – cement wash down pits
is this something we have to do or simply nice to do
Is this something we have to do or simply nice to do?
  • RMA – must manage effects on environment
  • LGA – provide affordable services to community
  • Provide for economic wellbeing
what s required
What’s Required?
  • City Plan 4C.2 – earthworks permitted (no volume limit) providing:
    • Excavation > 100m2 – install sediment control outlined in Appendix 4P – (see pamphlet)
    • Single point of entry (metalled)
    • Earthwork cuts > 1.5m and steeper than 1v:1h – must retain prior to building fdns or within 3 months of cut being made
approach
Approach
  • Pro-active - Staff assist builders/small scale earthworks operators to understand what is required
  • If no change in behaviours then RMA and Pollution Prevention Bylaw allows for enforcement – e.g. stop work, fine
building code compliance

Building Code Compliance

Roger Bruce

Manager, Building Inspections

how we got to this point
How we got to this point
  • Leaky building crisis
  • Updated - Building Act 2004
  • Building Consent Authorities (BCA’s)
  • Regulation 6 - relating to the BCA’s observance of policies, procedures and systems
regulation 6
Regulation 6

Regulation 6 relates to records and requires the BCA to record:

  • The means by which it [the BCA] ensures that it implements effectively the policies, procedures and systems required by these regulations; and,
  • The DECISIONS it makes under the policies, procedures and systems required by these regulations; and,
  • The REASONS for the DECISIONS; and,
  • The OUTCOMES of the DECISIONS.
where we are today
Where we are today
  • Our standard processing checklist shows what we need to check.
  • If we don’t have all the info we need from your BC application, a Request for Information (RFI) is generated and the processing ‘clock’ stops until we get that information.
  • This means your building project is delayed and it can cost your clients extra money.
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Ensure all your applications have all the required information first time.
  • Consider introducing peer reviews of ready-to-lodge applications.
  • Focus on Building Code requirements first and design with those in mind.
questions

Questions?

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