Public notice for Contracted Emergency Housing
What is Contracted Emergency Housing?
Contracted emergency housing is where MHUD contract specific motels to provide emergency accommodation for families/whānau with children, young people, and people with disabilities. It also can include kuia, kaumātua, and elderly individuals.
MHUD contract the whole motel for emergency housing. No other guests can stay at the motel while it is contracted by MHUD.
Wrap-around support services are provided for those staying in contracted emergency housing. This support is provided by a service provider, either Visions of a Helping Hand, Emerge Aotearoa or WERA Aotearoa. Support involves:
- Assessing the immediate needs of each whānau/family
- Working alongside the whānau/family during their stay to manage any issues related to their stay
- Assisting them in finding more permanent housing options
- 24/7 on-site security and on-site social workers
Applications for Resource Consent for 13 contracted operators
Resource consent was sought by 13 operators contracted by the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) to enable them to continue providing emergency housing for a further five years.
Hearings were held in October 2023 before a panel of independent commissioners.
On 15 December 2022 the commissioners released their decisions, granting two-year consents to all 13 applicants, with conditions.
Section 120 of the Resource Management Act 1991 provides for the right to appeal to the Environment Court against the decision, or against any conditions imposed in respect of that decision. Any such appeal must be lodged with the Court within 15 working days of notification of the decision.
The consents do not take effect until any appeal is disposed of or, if no appeal is lodged, at the conclusion of the appeal period.
Commissioners final decisions
November 2023: Hearing formally closed
The Hearing Panel closed the hearing on Friday 25 November 2022. The Hearing Panel is now deliberating and will issue its decisions on each of the 13 MHUD applications in due course. The decisions will be placed on this website as soon as they are issued.
Recorded audio from the hearing
Recorded audio from the hearing sessions are available, these are arranged by session and day.
Statements from the hearing 17-21 Oct 2022
- Bryce Heard
- Homeless Submission Notes RTIP Bruce Thomasen
- Israels Summary of THKTK Evidence
- RDRR Presentation to Hearings on MHUDs Application for Resource Consent Mon 31 October 2022
- Summary Statement of Bethany Bennie
- Summary Statement of Bethany Bennie - Part 2
- Summary Statement of Charlotte MacDonald
- Summary Statement of Craig Batchelar
- Summary Statement of Natalie Hampson
- Summary Statement of Rebecca Foy
- Summary Statement of Sarah Collins
- Supplementary Evidence of Airflo Holdings - Donald Atkinson
Applicant’s Reports and Supporting Evidence
- Annexure 1 - 16 Sala Street (Alpin Motel)
- Annexure 2 - 284-286 Fenton Street (Emerald Spa)
- Annexure 3 - 299 Fenton Street (Geneva Motor Lodge)
- Annexure 4 - 321 Fenton Street (Malones Spa Motel)
- Annexure 5 - 293 Fenton Street (Midway Motel)
- Annexure 6 - 18 Ward Avenue (New Castle)
- Annexure 7 - 3 Meade Street (Pohutu Lodge)
- Annexure 8 - 131 Lake Road (Lake Rotorua Hotel)
- Annexure 9 - 247 Fenton & 12 Toko (Ascot )
- Annexure 10 - 249 Fenton Street (Rotovegas Motel)
- Annexure 11 - 107 Malfroy Road (Ann's Volcanic)
- Annexure 12 - 26-28 Victoria Street (Union Victoria)
- Annexure 13 - 7 Tryon Street (Apollo Hotel)
- Alice Blackwell Planning Evidence - Rotorua CEH Applications
- Jo Healy Social Impact Evidence - Rotorua CEH Applications
- Nick McNabb Economic Evidence - Rotorua CEH Applications
- Shamubeel Eaqub Economic Evidence - Rotorua CEH Applications
- Alpin Motel - Statement of Evidence
- Ann's Volcanic Evidence
- Apollo Hotel Evidence -Bharat Chandnaani
- Emerald Spa Motor Inn
- Emerge Evidence
- Geneva Evidence
- Lake Rotorua Statement
- Lyall Wilson HUD Operational Evidence - Rotorua CEH Application
- Malones statement of evidence
- Midway Motel Evidence - Motel Operators
- New Castle Evidence - Motel Operators
- Statement of Evidence by RotoVegas Motel Signed
- Union Vic
- WACT Evidence
- Ascot Statement
- Evidence Submission - Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust
- Pohutu Motor Lodge Statement
Section 42A (Council’s Independent Consultants) Reports and Supporting Evidence
- RC18244 Planner Report Emerald Spa Motel
- RC17647 Planner Report Lake Rotorua Hotel
- RC17648 Planner Report Alpin Motel
- RC17650 Planner Report New Castle Motor Lodge
- RC17662 Planner Report Malones Motel
- RC17661 Planner Report Pohutu Lodge Motel
- RC17673 Planner Report Unison Victoria Motel
- RC17887 Planner Report Ascot Motel
- RC17889 Planner Report RotoVegas Motel
- RC17890 Planner Report Midway Motel
- RC17891 Planner Report Geneva Motor Lodge
- RC17892 Planner Report Ann’s Volcanic Motel
- RC17893 Planner Report Apollo Hotel
Submission summary for notified resource consent applications
Independent Hearing Commissioner Panel Minutes
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 10 - 19 August 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 9 - 7 July 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 8 - 20 June 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 7 - 31 May 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 6 - 12 May 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 5 - 12 April 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 4 - 28 February 2022
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 3 - 17 December 2021
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 2 - 7 December 2021
- Resource Management Act 1991 - Minute 1 - 29 November 2021
Notified resource consent applications
RC18244 – Emerald Spa Motor Inn – 284 - 286 Fenton Street
The subject site is zoned Commercial 4 – City Entranceway Zone under the Operative Rotorua District Plan (District Plan).
The resource consent application has been applied for as a Non-Complying Activity in accordance with Sections 104D of the Resource Management Act 1991.
The application was publicly notified on Saturday 6 August 2022 in the Rotorua Daily Post.