Pollution at Auckland’s Chelsea Bay ponds leaves locals angry with council

Dead eels, paralysed ducks and violently green water has left some Chelsea Bay locals concerned the pollution in the ponds surrounding the iconic sugar factory is getting out of control. A number of ponds near the Chelsea Sugar Factory on Auckland’s North Shore play host to a raft of native and exotic fish species. However, […]

Proposed Plan Change 16: Submitters Get a Second Chance

Submitters opposed to the Chelsea Sugar Refinery plan change will get a second chance to have their views heard because hearing commissioners say an article in the New Zealand Herald could have been misinterpreted. North Shore City Council’s spokesman Trevor Mackie says that the four-day hearing in February was adjourned rather than closed because independent […]

Plan Change 16: A Timeline Of Events

Background – It was the vision of the Chelsea Regional Park Association to protect the Uruamo Headland from Kauri Point to Chelsea as one great urban park for the people of Auckland. An agreement for the sale of buffer land surrounding the sugar works fell short of protecting the refinery site. Dec 2005 – NZ […]

Proposed Plan Change 16: BRA Not Satisfied By Chelsea Decision

Decisions by North Shore City on Private Plan Change 16 to the District Plan in regards to the Chelsea Sugar Refinery land at Birkenhead have been made public. Proposed Plan Change and overall determination. This decision report specifies the Hearing Commissioners’ decision on submissions (including further submissions) to the Proposed (Private) Plan Change 16 – […]

Commissioners deliver Chelsea land use ruling

DEVELOPMENT VIEW: Despite the independent commissioner’s decision to allow housing on the site, there is still no plan to close the sugar works. Housing should be allowed at the 120-year-old Chelsea sugar refinery in Birkenhead if the company ceases operation on the site, says a report from independent commissioners. Allowing significantly higher buildings – up […]

Plan Change 16: Submission on behalf of Birkenhead Residents Association

Submission by Bruce Stainton BEFORE THE NORTH SHORE CITY COUNCIL AT ALBANY UNDER The Resource Management Act 1991 IN THE MATTER OF Proposed plan change no 16 to the North Shore City District Plan Submission on behalf of Birkenhead Residents Association (BRA) [ Available as a PDF file ] 1.0 Introduction 1.0 My name is […]

Proposed Plan Change 16: Chelsea Sugar Refinery Estate

This private plan change by NZ Sugar Company Ltd lays the foundation for the destruction of the unique historic character of the Chelsea Sugar Works and associated grounds, in a bid to erect 528 apartment units in a network of 3 to 8 level buildings. The potential adverse effects of such a development include:- Ecological […]