Auckland Unitary Plan Stormwater Working Group
Client: Auckland Council, 2011 - 2016
Responsibilities: Review of stormwater management provisions in district and regional plans, development of best practice recommendations for the Notified 30 Sept 2013 Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, and retention as a stormwater expert witness for the hearings.
Achievements: Specialised focus on the assessment criteria and mapping of the SMAF (Stormwater Management Areas: Flow) overlays. The objective of the SMAF overlays is to maintain stream health in sensitive stream catchments while enabling future development and intensification in urban areas to proceed.
Contributing author to the Auckland Unitary Plan stormwater management provisions: Technical basis of contaminant and volume management requirements” (Auckland Council TR2013/035). Co-author of the Auckland Unitary Plan stormwater management provisions: cost and benefit assessment (Auckland Council TR2013/043). Preparation of expert witness documentation for the Independent Hearings Panel.