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Cabinet Decision DEV-19-SUB-0020: Canterbury Earthquake: Revocation of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014 (February 2019)

Issue date: 
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Issue status: 
Current
Version note: 

Some parts of Cabinet Minute Report of the Cabinet Economic Development Committee: Period Ended 15 February 2019 (CAB-19-MIN-0033) have been withheld as out of scope of this information release.

This Cabinet paper and related Cabinet minute have been proactively released by
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration.

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Extract from Cabinet Minute DEV-19-MIN-0020: Canterbury Earthquake: Revocation of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014

On 13 February 2019, the Cabinet Economic Development Committee:

  1. noted that the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014 prevents the Council from notifying any change or variation to the Christchurch District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991 while the Order remains in force;
  2. noted that on 2 December 2013, Cabinet agreed that any applications for plan changes after the district plan is made operative, will be subject to the normal plan development process in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 [CAB MIN (13) 42/23];
  3. noted that the Christchurch District Plan became operative in December 2017 and that there is no ability to amend or vary operative Christchurch District Plan under the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014;
  4. noted that there is no ability to amend or vary the Christchurch District Plan using the Resource Management Act 1991 while the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014 is in place;
  5. noted that the Mayor of Christchurch has requested the revocation of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014;
  6. noted that the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration (the Minister) has undertaken the necessary steps under section 148(2) of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016, seeking the views of strategic partners and others and applying the statutory tests in section 11, to enable the Minister to recommend revocation of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014;
  7. noted that the revocation of the Order is reasonably considered necessary to facilitate the ongoing planning and regeneration of the Christchurch district and will enable the Council to administer and manage its own district plan;
  8. noted the Minister has decided to recommend to the Governor-General that the Order be revoked;
  9. agreed to the revocation of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014, enabling the Christchurch City Council to make and plan changes through normal Resource Management Act 1991 processes;
  10. authorised the submission to the Executive Council of the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order Revocation Order 2019 [PCO 21717/4.0];
  11. noted that the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order Revocation Order 2019 comes into force on 18 March 2019.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 24 October 2019

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