26 Donald Street and 33 Campbell Street, Karori - Withdrawn

Details on a resource consent application to authorise the construction, operation and maintenance of a comprehensive care retirement village.

This application has been withdrawn and a new application has been lodged under the Council reference SR471670.

Applicant: Ryman Healthcare Limited
Location: 26 Donald Street and 33 Campbell Street, Karori
Description: Proposal to establish a comprehensive care retirement village
Service request number: SR462500


Response to further information request

Ryman section 92 request for further information (1.4MB PDF)
Ryman section 37 time extension (74KB PDF)



We may have the ability to extend certain timeframes, but only if we cannot adequately meet the statutory timeframes. We will have to meet legal requirements of doing this which includes a duty to avoid unreasonable delay. This may be considered when we get closer to reaching the statutory timeframes.

On 28 April 2020 Ryman agreed to a section 37 extension of time to address the period of time up to the provision of the additional information on the design of the stormwater infrastructure for the site and for a further three weeks to allow for the WCC to review this information and potentially request further information in relation to the design. Please refer to the PDF above titled ‘Ryman section 37 time extension.’

Another site visit has been scheduled whereby the planner and peer reviewer will visit the immediately adjoining properties. The owners of these properties have been contacted already. A further site visit to other properties will be undertaken in due course and owners will be advised.

Further information request

A decision on whether further information request (section 92 of the Resource Management Act 1991) is required from the applicant will be determined once the Council advisors have completed their assessments.

A section 92 request for further information was sent to the applicant on 12 May 2020. Please refer to the PDF above titled ‘Ryman section 92 request for further information.’ 
The Council will have the ability to request further information on the stormwater infrastructure information once it has been received. If further information is required on this, it will be uploaded to the website after officers have worked through this information.  

Any responses from the applicant will be uploaded to this website when it is received.


Ryman has not requested that the application be publicly notified. As such the Council must make a decision regarding notification.

Ryman has not applied for a non-notified consent. Ryman has identified that there will be a minor effect on some properties meaning that it considers that some properties will be affected by this development. Regardless, the Council must make a notification decision and this might not necessarily align with Ryman’s opinion on who is adversely affected.

Council officers are currently working through the application. No decision on notification has been made and will not be able to be made until such time that the section 92 information request(s) has been responded to. This may still be some time away. Should this application include some form of notification, those considered directly affected will be advised by email and, additionally if publicly notified, a public notice will published in the newspaper (Dominion Post) and will be uploaded to this website. Submitters will have the ability to make a submission electronically.

If the application is notified, it will follow the normal statutory timeframes, which is 20 workings days to make a submission once an application has been notified.


We are happy to receive comments from residents. Any comments sent to us at planning@wcc.govt.nz will be forwarded to the planner assessing the application. Any postal correspondence is not guaranteed to get to us during the COVID-19 level 4 lockdown.

Formal submissions are only requested once a decision has been made to notify an application. As no decision has been made on notifying this application, any comments received at this stage are received on an informal basis.

More information

Resource Consents team
Email: planning@wcc.govt.nz