Number and types of new buildings within the settlement zones of Lakes A
Purpose of indicator
Monitoring new buildings within the Lakes A Zone helps us to understand what type of development is happening there and whether it is contained within the settlements. In general, development in this area should be sympathetic to the surrounding natural environment which consists mostly of indigenous vegetation, volcanic landforms and lakes.
Current information and trend
There were few building consents for new dwellings issued in the Lakes A Zone from 2007/08 to 2012/13, with an average of two per year. Most of these were in the Tarawera Bush Settlement and the Tarawera Settlement Areas. In addition to new dwellings there were three building consents issued for new sleepouts, two in the Tarawera Settlement and one in Okareka Settlement. This means that residential development is keeping within the settlement areas as provided for by the Lakes A Zone.
Building consents for other new buildings (figure 2) show the most common type of building consent in the Lakes A Zone was for garages and carport/ boatshed/ car deck. This is the same trend as that outside of the Lakes A Zone.
For the Lake Okareka Settlement there were over 260 building consents issued for connection to the wastewater reticulation services during 2009/10 and 2010/11.
· There were an average of 2 building consents issued per year from 2007/08 to 2012/13
· Most building consents were in the Tarawera Bush Settlement and the Tarawera Settlement
· The most common type of building consent was for garages and carport/ boatshed/ car deck.