Pararekau Island

The owner of this rural island wished to rezone the island for large-lot residential subdivision.  The island is linked to the mainland via a system of one-lane causeways and due to the adverse impacts on the coastal environment widening the causeways was not considered appropriate.

We assisted the design team in investigating potential development scenarios.  We determined a practical limit on the capacity of the causeways which led to the conclusion that medium or high intensity developments would not be viable.

We then prepared an assessment and presented evidence for a plan change hearing and appeal.

Services provided:

  • Master planning
  • Plan Change
  • Traffic Modelling
  • Traffic Impact Assessment
  • Expert Witness
Plan Change
Residential Area

Recent Articles

One of the most common design errors we see is the use of minimum dimensions for parking spaces being used to design residential garages.

This article is the second in a series on parking and explores the question "How Much Parking Do I Need?".

Part One looking at the changing regulations in Auckland is here.