HWCP inner city block development

The Council has received a resource consent application from HWCP Management Limited to develop a block within the inner city. The block is bounded by the east side of Dee Street, the south side of Esk Street, the west side of Kelvin Street and the north side of Tay Street.

The first element of the application is the demolition of a number of buildings. This includes two Category II buildings which are on the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga register.

HWCP image CBD block development 1
Retail entrance visualisation. Click the image for a larger version.

It is also proposed to alter the facade of another Category II building. Thirteen buildings which have Class 2 heritage protection in the Invercargill City District Plan are proposed to be demolished, while the facades of three Class 2 buildings will be retained. A Category I Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga registered building will be incorporated into the development.

The second element of the application is the multi-faceted redevelopment of the site. The redevelopment will include a range of food and dining outlets and associated outdoor dining spaces. The applicant also proposes to construct a variety of retail outlets, including a large anchor retailer and boutique shops.  There will also be office space, apartments, a medical centre, civic facilities, a piazza and a multi-level carpark.

Submissions on the application closed on Friday, 16 November 2018.

The Hearing Process

The Chair of the Hearings Panel, Commissioner John Maassen has issued two minutes in respect of the Hearing. The Hearing will begin on Monday 25 March 2019 at 9.30am in the Council Chamber, first floor, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill.

Hearing and Pre-Cirulation of Evidence – 4 February 2019

Operation of the Hearing – 14 March 2019

Council’s Section S42A Report
The Council’s S42A report under the Resource Management Act regarding
the HWCP’s proposed development in the block bounded by Dee, Tay, Esk|
and Kelvin Streets is available below:

Invercargill City Council S42A Report – HWCP Ltd

The applicants’ statements of evidence:

Statement of Evidence – Scott O’Donnell – HWCP
Statement of Evidence – Geoffrey Thomson – HWCP
Statement of Evidence – Tom Campbell
Statement of Evidence – James Burgess – Architecture and Urban Design
Statement of Evidence – Hayden Cawte – Heritage
Statement of Evidence – Jay Baththana – Traffic and Transportation
Statement of Evidence – Geoff Cotton – Project Management Construction Methodology
Statement of Evidence – Christine McMillan – Planning

Supplementary Statement of Evidence Christine McMillan

Legal Submissions on behalf of the applicant
Legal Submissions

Evidence and Statements from submitters

Evidence of Duncan McKenzie
Evidence of Bob Simpson

Traffic Safety Evidence Jeremy Byfield on behalf of New Zealand Transport Agency

Planning Evidence Carey Vivian for H&J Smith Ltd
Economic Evidence Natalie Hampson for H&J Smith Ltd

Hearing Statement on behalf of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Further information from the applicant

The applicant was requested to provide further information in respect of matters raised by Council’s planning consultant and submitters.

Request for Further Information

The information from the applicant is listed below:

00.1 RFI Response – Bonisch Consultants

00.2 Holland Beckett -Letter to client regarding changes to application

1 Buchan Resource Consent Amendments – 20190201 LOW

2 Resource Consents Areas

3.1 Heritage Properties Assessment of Change

3.2 Invercargill Central HIA Addendum January 2019

4 Abley HWCP Mixed-use Development RFI Letter 20190211

5 Abley HWCP Amended Integrated Transport Assessment 20190211

6 Telfer Young Valuation

7.1 WT Partnership email

7.2 WT Partnership 67 Esk Street (Southland Times)_1908

7.3 WT Partnership Sthld Times – 67% NBS High Level 2019 rev1

7.4 WT Partnership – 100% assessment

8.1 BMC Southland Times 100% Strengthening Report – Rev A

8.2 BMC- Southland Times 100% Strengthening Drwgs – Rev C1

9 Thayer-Thomson

10 Demoliton Management Plan for Downtown

11 UoA Demolition Submission (final rev 3)

The application, appendices and supporting information

The application documents have  been split into two sections:

Section 1:

Planning Land Use Consent Application 

Assessment of Environmental Effects Among the topics: Site Description, Description of Activity, District Plan Assessment, Consideration of Alternatives, Assessment of Actual and Potential Effects, Positive Effects, Consultation, Conclusion.

Section 2: Appendices, consultation and related documents

Appendix A – Design Statement and Plans (28MB, includes visualisations)
Appendix B – Integrated Transport Assessment (10MB)
Appendix C – Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix C – Part 1 (24MB)
Appendix C – Part 2 (27MB)
Appendix C – Part 3 (22MB)
Appendix C – Part 4 (20MB)
Appendix C – Part 5 (27MB)
Appendix C – Part 6 (25MB)
Appendix C – Part 7 (27MB)
Appendix C – Part 8 (6MB)

Appendix D – Detailed Seismic Assessments (DSA), Initial Seismic Assements (ISA) and Summary.

Appendix D – 01 – 33 Dee Street – DSA
Appendix D – 02 – 67 Esk Sreet DSA
Appendix D – 03 – 8-17 Cambridge Place ISA
Appendix D – 04 – 19-21 Cambridge Place ISA
Appendix D – 05 – 7 Dee Street ISA
Appendix D – 06 – 9 Dee Street ISA
Appendix D – 07 – 31 Dee Street ISA
Appendix D – 08 – 35 Esk Street ISA
Appendix D – 09 – 37 Esk Street ISA
Appendix D – 10 – 53 Esk Street ISA 
Appendix D – 11 – 59-61 Esk Street ISA
Appendix D – 12 – 2-10 Kelvin Street ISA
Appendix D – 13 – 12-16 Kelvin Street ISA
Appendix D – 14 – 18 Kelvin Street ISA
Appendix D – 15 – 30 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 16 – 36 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 17 – 40 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 18 – 42 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 19 – 48 Tay Steet ISA
Appendix D – 20 – 49 Esk Street ISA
Appendix D – 21 – 50 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 21 – 50 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 22 – 58 Tay Street ISA
Appendix D – 23 – Summary of Structural Information
Appendix D – 24 – Seismic Ratings Summary Diagram

Appendix E – Demolition Management Plan

Appendix F – Noise Assessments

Appendix F – Residential Activity Report
Appendix F -Demolition and Construction Noise and Vibration Report

Appendix G – HWCP – Appendix G Preliminary Site Investigation (16MB)

Appendix H – Retail Assessment

CBD Development Retail Impact
Comment on Rental Demands and Returns on Building Stock in the Invercargill CBD

Appendix I – Community Consultation – Pop Up Shop Feedback

Appendix J – Key Stakeholders’ Letters of Support

Chamber of Commerce
CTOS
H&J Smith
Mayoral Forum
Southern Institute of Technology

Appendix K – Legal Opinion

Appendix L – Estimates: Facade Retainment Estimate, Government Life Building replacement feasibility estimate, and  Southland Times facade retainment and strengthening to 67% NBS feasibility estimate

Appendix M – Certificates of Title and Planning Maps. If copies are required please email ResourceConsents@icc.govt.nz

 

Consultation and related documents

Submissions to the Council closed on Friday, 16 November 2018; copies had to be served on HWCP Management (details below). Submitters who indicated that they wished to be heard will be asked if they would like to make an oral submission at a hearing.

Related documents:

Public Notice – HWCP application
Planning Hearing Procedures

 

Addresses for submissions

Consent Authority:

Environmental and Planning Services
Invercargill City Council
Private Bag 90104
Invercargill 9840
Telephone: (03) 211 1777
Email: ResourceConsents@icc.govt.nz

Copies of  submissions were to be e served as soon as reasonably practicable on HWCP Management (the applicant) at this address for service:

Bonisch Consultants
Attention: Christine McMillan
PO Box 1262
Invercargill 9840
Email: christine@bonisch.nz

 

Contact
Contact ICC Planning Manager Terence Boylan by phone (03) 2111 777 or email terence.boylan@icc.govt.nz if you have any questions about the application.