Chapter 3

The process so far

The process so far - Dominion and Valley roads

One of our roles is to maximise land that Auckland Council owns. We work with the private sector to make the most of sites like Dominion and Valley roads.

It’s part of the big picture for Auckland over the next 30 years, where we want to radically improve the quality of urban living and help create a prosperous city.

In October 2016 Panuku applied for resource consent for the mix of apartments, retail space and car parks at Dominion and Valley roads. We also worked with the council’s Urban Design Panel and Heritage Advisory Panel on design and heritage protection in light of the area’s special character.

We asked for our application to be notified to the public, since our site lies in a character area and the development would be higher than permitted in places. This meant people got the chance to have their say.

Following public submissions and a hearing in April-July 2018, the independent hearing commissioners refused resource consent in August 2018. Through the Environment Court, we’re looking into changes we could make to the development design to address.