Subdivision consent was sought to create one additional rural lot with a balance lot.
The site has a natural boundary along the eastern portion of the site. (Topuni River) In cases where a site adjoins a river and the new lot being created is less than 4 hectares, an esplanade reserve is to vest.
New Zealand Railway's is also located on the western boundary of the site.
There were a number of issues associated with this subdivision, which included:
The natural boundary and esplanade vesting;
Access over New Zealand Railway land;
Access to the site from Oruawharo Road
All these issues were dealt with through the consent process and the Kaipara District Council approved the subdivision non-notified.