Sunfield development not selected by Kāinga Ora
Urban Development Act administrator Kāinga Ora has not selected the proposed Sunfield development in Papakura, Auckland, for assessment as a Specified Development Project (SDP) under the Urban Development Act (UDA) at this time.
Kāinga Ora General Manager Urban Planning & Design, Katja Lietz, says that after carefully considering the proposal, Kāinga Ora does not consider it would be able to add value to the proposed development utilising the powers available under the UDA.
“A partnership with Kāinga Ora as anticipated by the UDA may add unnecessary complexity and uncertainty to this project,” said Ms Lietz.
Ms Lietz said Kāinga Ora also had specific concerns about aspects of the development that could only be resolved in consultation with other parties.
“For example, proposed infrastructure to address the risk of flooding would only be feasible in willing partnership with Auckland Council. We proposed discussions with Council to explore this and the proposer declined,” she said.