Proposed land exchange at Three Kings Quarry

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This consultation closed on 18 April 2021. Thank you for having your say.

We received seven pieces of feedback via our online survey.

Five out of seven submissions supported and two opposed the land exchange at Three Kings Quarry.

Key feedback themes

People who supported the land exchange said the project was a sensible use of undeveloped land to expand the existing sports fields needed in the area.

They also believed the southern (depot) land was more appropriate for residential development and were pleased the neighbouring reserve (Western Park) would not be affected.

Next steps

  • We will engage with iwi at the next Parks & Recreation – Central/South Mana Whenua Forum.
  • We will present a report to Puketāpapa Local Board about the outcome of the public consultation and seek support for the land exchange.
  • The land exchange will then be considered by the Finance and Performance Committee.

About the proposed land exchange at Three Kings Quarry

In June 2017 we entered into an initial land exchange agreement with Fletchers in Three Kings. Under this agreement, Fletchers will develop a sports field (currently under construction) as part of its overall development of the former Three Kings quarry site. This will be exchanged for land on the perimeter which is considered more suitable for residential developments. Since the first exchange, we determined that one part of the residential land on the western side of the area (known as Superlot G) could be exchanged for the existing depot and surrounding land.

About the updated land exchange

The council land now identified for exchange with Fletchers is the existing AIM Services depot site at Three Kings. This site also includes small adjoining parcels of land. We want to combine multiple smaller parcels of land in this location to create a more comprehensive development site. Some of the land has reserve status and there will also be a small portion of road affected. The Fletchers owned land to be exchanged is made up of two lots zoned for residential development located to the west of the depot. These are connected to the reserve on the south side of the maunga. AIM Services (a contractor to the council) intends to vacate the property in the near future. Land Advisory Services staff are undertaking the statutory requirements (public notification under S15 of the Reserves Act 1977) and are negotiating details of the agreement with Fletchers. Fletchers agrees with the exchange in principle. The exchange will allow for the western field to be developed as an additional sports field. It will also preserve the land surrounding the maunga in as near natural state as possible. Another advantage is that the depot site could be developed for residential services, and possibly include retail on the ground floor.

This consultation closed on 18 April 2021. Thank you for having your say.

We received seven pieces of feedback via our online survey.

Five out of seven submissions supported and two opposed the land exchange at Three Kings Quarry.

Key feedback themes

People who supported the land exchange said the project was a sensible use of undeveloped land to expand the existing sports fields needed in the area.

They also believed the southern (depot) land was more appropriate for residential development and were pleased the neighbouring reserve (Western Park) would not be affected.

Next steps

  • We will engage with iwi at the next Parks & Recreation – Central/South Mana Whenua Forum.
  • We will present a report to Puketāpapa Local Board about the outcome of the public consultation and seek support for the land exchange.
  • The land exchange will then be considered by the Finance and Performance Committee.

About the proposed land exchange at Three Kings Quarry

In June 2017 we entered into an initial land exchange agreement with Fletchers in Three Kings. Under this agreement, Fletchers will develop a sports field (currently under construction) as part of its overall development of the former Three Kings quarry site. This will be exchanged for land on the perimeter which is considered more suitable for residential developments. Since the first exchange, we determined that one part of the residential land on the western side of the area (known as Superlot G) could be exchanged for the existing depot and surrounding land.

About the updated land exchange

The council land now identified for exchange with Fletchers is the existing AIM Services depot site at Three Kings. This site also includes small adjoining parcels of land. We want to combine multiple smaller parcels of land in this location to create a more comprehensive development site. Some of the land has reserve status and there will also be a small portion of road affected. The Fletchers owned land to be exchanged is made up of two lots zoned for residential development located to the west of the depot. These are connected to the reserve on the south side of the maunga. AIM Services (a contractor to the council) intends to vacate the property in the near future. Land Advisory Services staff are undertaking the statutory requirements (public notification under S15 of the Reserves Act 1977) and are negotiating details of the agreement with Fletchers. Fletchers agrees with the exchange in principle. The exchange will allow for the western field to be developed as an additional sports field. It will also preserve the land surrounding the maunga in as near natural state as possible. Another advantage is that the depot site could be developed for residential services, and possibly include retail on the ground floor.

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