Shelly Bay development

Information relating to a proposed Shelly Bay development.

Shelly Bay.

Update – 28 February 2020

In 2017 the Council agreed, in principle, to sell and lease portions of Council land at Shelly Bay, following preparation of a commercial agreement. 

In line with the Council’s resolution of September 2017 and Chief Executive Kevin Lavery’s statement of 11 July 2019, Council officers are now undertaking the work necessary to be able to report back to the Council for consideration and decision. This will include the proposed key commercial terms. 

We recently received a letter from Craig Stevens Barrister (acting on behalf of Peter Jackson) a copy of which you can find below. 

Our lawyer has responded to this letter today, a copy of which you can find here.

For completeness we have also updated the frequently asked questions document which you can access below. 

Previous Chief Executive updates

Message from the acting Chief Executive – 21 February 2020

Application decision – 31 October 2019

Chief Executive response to the Notice of Motion from Cr Foster – 28 August 2019

Chief Executive response to the Notice of Motion from Cr Foster – 11 July 2019

Background

On 27 September 2017, the Council agreed to enter into an agreement to sell and lease land with Shelly Bay Limited so a planned development of housing and public space could proceed. To date, no transaction has been finalised between Wellington City Council and Shelly Bay Limited. You can view the Council’s full decisions at the links below:

Work in line with the 27 September 2017 resolutions is being progressed and further decisions will be made later in 2020. A timeline (including relevant documents) outlining what has happened since June 2014 is available below:

Resource Consent application for Shelly Bay

On 18 April 2017, resource consent for the Shelly Bay development was approved under the Housing and Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 (HASHAA).

In December 2018, the Court of Appeal quashed the resource consent approval finding that the Council had erred in its application of the law in relation to one section of the HASHAA and instructed Council to reconsider the application. Three Commissioners with expertise respectively in law, engineering and planning have been appointed by the Chair of the Regulatory Processes Committee to reconsider the resource consent application, which is now underway. This is in accordance with the Council’s standard process and delegations. 

In line with the Court of Appeal’s recommendation, three Commissioners with expertise respectively in law, engineering and planning were appointed by the Chair of the Regulatory Processes Committee to reconsider the resource consent application. This consent was granted in October 2019 and you can view the documents relating to this below.

Decision of independent hearing panel appointed by Wellington City Council (632KB PDF)