The Seaview Marina Board has requested a change to the District Plan to allow development at the Marina, located in the northeast point of Wellington Harbour.
The Seaview Marina is a Council-Controlled Organisation and has around 300 marina berths for boats up to 20m in length, a boat launching ramp, boat yard and haul-out facilities.
The Marina has reached maximum floor area under the current district plan provisions. The Marina is also restricted in allowed activities. For example, the one commercial retail building allowed can only sell products for marine purposes.
A concept design has been prepared to indicate how the Marina could be developed if the district plan provisions were relaxed. While the concept design does not show a planned development for the site, it does indicate how development of the site could occur.
The concept design focuses on enhancing the marine functions, such as dry stack facilities for boats. Discussion and consultation will also consider café, retail activity and apartments.
Council is working with the Marina with a particular focus on the recreation provisions of the Marina through the plan change. The concept design includes the shared path 'The Great Harbour Way' going through the Marina, retention of public parking and good public access to the waterfront.
If a proposed Plan Change goes through, Seaview Marina would retain ownership and remain a Council-Controlled Organisation.
Hazards such as sea level rise have been identified and would be assessed as part of a plan change process, and would likely result in specific design requirements for buildings and other developments.
Where are we now?
We are focused on discussions with iwi and key stakeholders, including Marina users, nearby businesses and nearby residents. These discussions are expected to go into March 2016.
Following these discussions, if the decision is made to proceed with a proposed plan change, the public will be notified and a formal consultation process will begin. This process will include submissions from the public.
To be involved in initial discussions, or to request notification if the proposed plan change proceeds:
T: 04 570 6996
P: Private Bag 31-912, Lower Hutt 5040
Alternatively, you can complete our online feedback form.