This page contains a summary of the Tutukaka Structure Plan and a link to the full version of the document.
7/06/2012 11:51 a.m.
This Structure Plan is intended as a concept for the local Tutukaka area, integrating the protection, use and development of land and resources and setting out how to implement the Coastal Management Strategy vision and mission statements at a local level. In other words, it is a broad physical plan identifying areas for growth, protection, infrastructure and other community requirements over the next 20 years. The Structure Plan was adopted by Council in February 2009.
The Tutukaka Structure Plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. The key elements of the Structure Plan are as follows:
A diverse marine centre with a people oriented ‘heart’
Expanding residential development in clustered ‘centres’, particularly around the Tutukaka Marina. In lower lying areas and around the ‘built’ environment of the marina, conventional residential development is considered appropriate, providing that these areas are serviced (particularly reticulated wastewater). Providing for ‘large lot’ residential development in surrounding hills and hinterland. Maintaining coastal rural activities surrounding the development area. Provision of a rural buffer around Tutukaka maintains the discrete settlement of Tutukaka, avoiding ‘ribbon’ or continuous residential development between this area and Ngunguru as well as settlements to the north (such as Matapouri).
A special sense of place by retaining the dominance of the natural landscape
Using topography and natural features to set limits for future development. Providing an expanded area of ‘large lot’ residential development surrounding residential villages, with bush protection during subdivision and development of such areas. Maintaining the larger lot residential settlement pattern on headlands and prominent visual features, including the Pacific Rendezvous site. Low impact design for stormwater management, avoiding curb and channel and more ‘conventional’ urban subdivision and development patterns. Re-classification of areas of Countryside into Coastal Countryside to reflect the dominant coastal character of these areas.
Discrete or clustered settlements, with ‘urban’ expansion clustered around nodes (e.g. Tutukaka and Whangaumu)
Expanding residential development in defined clustered ‘centres’, particularly around the Tutukaka Marina. Providing for residential development above provided that a geotechnical stability analysis is carried out to confirm land suitability and landscape amenity planting is provided. Providing for ‘large lot’ residential development in surrounding hills and hinterland. Maintaining coastal rural activities surrounding the development area. Providing commercial and community facilities within the residential clusters to service these communities
A special lifestyle encouraging pedestrian friendly villages and walkway linkages between settlement areas
Provision of pedestrian access on grass swales and ‘informal’ road verges. Traffic calming integrated with landscape enhancement, for example speed restrictions and application of speed restrictions through road design (planted chicanes and road ‘bridges’. Alternative, non-road pedestrian routes along coastal margins and through reserve linkages.
Servicing as a Pre-Requisite to Growth
As a pre-requisite to expanding the Living Environments. Require community or package wastewater treatment or reticulation prior to or simultaneously with expansion of Living Environments and provision for residential development. Investigation of the feasibility and design in the longer term for a new roading link from Matapouri Road to Whangaumu, catering to the residential or village cluster at Whangaumu and relieving pressure and safety concerns on Tutukaka Block Road.
A tourism and maritime service centre in the Tutukaka Basin
Provision of a commercial centre through the District Plan (e.g. appropriate Business Environment) at the Tutukaka Basin providing for commercial and marine service activities. Promote the Village Green as Community Recreation Hub. Provide for marine service activities and marina expansion but consider specific controls for noise and amenity impacts.
The coastal road maintained and enhanced for tourism
Maintain road as a ‘coastal scenic route’ – allowing for safety and capacity upgrades and seeking viewpoint lay-by’s in such developments. Enforced speed restrictions through residential areas, particularly between Tutukaka Block Road and the settlement area. Investigate potential of Kaiatea Road as truck ‘bypass’.
Residential development clustered around community / commercial nodes
Provision for a small commercial / community development servicing the residential cluster in Whangaumu. Such development would be staged cognisant with residential growth in this area. It is envisaged that such development would be of small scale (e.g. local shops) with the area generally serviced by the Tutukaka Marina commercial hub. Provision of commercial / community development centred around the Tutukaka Marina and residential cluster.
Active recreation and boating within the Tutukaka Harbour - while maintaining the quiet beach experience elsewhere
Provide for the marina expansion at Tutukaka Harbour Basin. While the expansion of the marina is within the coastal marine area (and therefore management control for the District Council is limited), landside support for this expansion and facilities to enable this expansion have been identified. Identify landside facilities and reserves to support marine based recreation.
Maintain natural character values and water quality of the coastal marine area
Discourage Aquaculture Management Area in the Harbour and surrounding area. Requiring establishment of reticulated wastewater as a prerequisite to further residential expansion. Stormwater management and implementation of low impact stormwater guidelines. Earthworks and sediment management for subdivision and development of sites.
A network of walkways, unformed tracks, recreation access points and linkages through the area and the coastline north and south
Formalising the pedestrian accessway to the DoC reserve (Lighthouse). Expansion of the reserve network between Whangaumu and Ngunguru. Extend reserve network between Whangaumu and Pacific Bay. Currently, the reserve network along this area is partially developed. Extend walkway linkages north of the Tutukaka Harbour (towards Matapouri).
A recreation hub with visitor facilities around the marina
Provide for the marina expansion at Tutukaka Harbour Basin. Identify landside facilities and reserves to support marine based recreation. Investigate potential for Village Green as Community Recreation Hub.
Protected and enhanced habitat and natural character values in the surrounding hills (particularly for kiwi)
Encouraging pet control and pet management. Encouraging bush protection on private land. Extending the reserve network and linkages of bush.
Wilderness values between coastal settlements
Establishing a strong ‘urban fence’ or limit for residential expansion between Whangaumu and Ngunguru. Extending the reserve network and linkages of bush between Whangaumu and Pacific Bay and on coastal escarpments. Maintaining Coastal Countryside between coastal settlements.
Land use and infrastructure managed to enhance water quality
Requiring reticulated wastewater and community sewage treatment in ‘village’ cluster areas. Managing earthworks and sediment discharge from sites in subdivision and development.
Significant viewpoints and coastal margins viewed from the sea and other key public vantage points (including the road) protected
Expansion of reserve and open space linkages and the reserve network. Encouraging bush protection, especially along the coastal edge and on prominent ridgelines.
Heritage values of the area protected and enhanced
Follow the links below to view the complete document and accompanying map.
Tutukaka Structure plan [910kb] Full version.
Structure Plan map [1358kb]