THE APPROACH

4Sight took a collaborative approach with the project team to achieve the design intention for a pump bike track.  

4Sight’s contaminated land specialists undertook a contaminated soil review to assess risks and requirements under the relevant standards including:

  • National Environmental Standard for the Protection of Human Health against Contamination  
  • Auckland Council Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water 
  • Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

They were able to overcome potential contaminated soil hurdles during the consent process by demonstrating that permitted activity conditions could be met during physical works.

4Sight’s planning team also prepared and managed the resource consent process, providing initial feedback on the site and design brief, addressing district and regional planning requirements. 
4Sight then handled specific issues raised during the consenting process such as storm water management, intensity and scale of use, noise and other potential effects on residential sites. Non-notified consent was achieved. 

THE PROJECT

4Sight provided planning and contaminated land services to Auckland Council’s Parks department to enable delivery of a new bike park within the Birkenhead War Memorial Park. The track opened in May 2016.  

THE OUTCOME

4Sight provided essential specialist and planning services to inform the design and facilitate the resource consent process. This enabled the achievement of a fantastic community asset which promotes exercise, recreation and family fun.