Fresh Choice (Woolworths) Greytown – Public Notification

Update 13 March 2024

Reporting Memorandum on behalf of the Respondent, South Wairarapa District Council

Update 13 February 2024

Woolworths NZ have appealed Commissioner Daysh declined decision to the Environment Court. SWDC is currently taking direction provided by Environment Court.

Update 27 November 2023

Final Commissioner Decision 27/11/2023
Commissioner Clark recommended that resource consent should be declined as the proposal is inconsistent with the purposes and principles of Part II of the RMA.

Update 13 July 2023

South Wairarapa District Council has appointed a Independent Hearings Commissioner under Delegated Authority to consider the Fresh Choice application – 220081 at 134 Main Street.

A hearing has been scheduled to assist in determining the resource consent application as follows:

Hearing details:
Day 1
Monday 2 October, 9am
WBS Room, 89 Main Street, Greytown
> Minutes – Day 1

Day 2
Tuesday 3 October, 9am
Kiwi Hall, 62-64 Bell Street, Featherston

> Minutes – Day 2

Minutes of Commissioner:

Minute 1 of Commissioner – Notice of Hearing

Minute 2 of Commissioner – Evidence Exchange Dates

Memorandum of Counsel of behalf of Woolworths NZ Ltd in relation to the Evidence Exchange Timetable

Minute 3 of Commissioner – Expert Timing

Minute 4 of Commissioner – Hearing Adjournment

Minute 5 of Commissioner – Further Information

Minute 6 of Commissioner – Hearing Closure

The hearing is a formal semi-judicial process, but will be conducted as informally as possible, consistent with the procedures specified in the Resource Management Act 1991. All parties will have a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their submissions.

Hearing Documents

Planning officer’s recommendation report and expert evidence

Waka Kotahi – Roxanne Hilliard

Waka Kotahi – Terry Church

Waka Kotahi – Kathryn St Amand

Legal Submission for Waka Kotahi

Addendum to David Lloyd Submission

Copy of all submissions

Summary Statement – Harriet Fraser

Summary Statement – Terry Church of Waka Kotahi

Applicant’s Statements of Evidence

Planning – Ms Kay Panther Knight

Rebuttal Evidence – Ms Kay Panther Knight

Urban Design – Mr Richard Knott

Arboriculture – Mr Richard Peers

Traffic – Mr Leo Hills

Rebuttal Evidence – Mr Leo Hills

Corporate – Mr Daniel Shao

Legal Submission on Behalf of Woolworths NZ

Closing Submissions

The South Wairarapa District Council has received an application from Woolworths NZ Limited for a land use consent to:

  • Undertake demolition of a building within the Greytown Historic Heritage Precinct.
  • Undertake new building, alterations, and additions within the Greytown Historic Heritage Precinct.
  • Establish a sign located in the Greytown Historic Heritage Precinct exceeding the maximum size.
  • Establish an additional vehicle crossing to State Highway 2 (Main Street) Greytown.
  • Undertake associated landscaping and site works.

Situated at the following location:

2-12 Hastwell Street, 105 West Street, and 134 Main Street, Greytown being Lot1 DP 311712 and PT lots 7-9, PT Lot 2 DP 18242, Lot 3 DP18242

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects. You can view the application and associated documentation online via the links at the bottom of this page, or hard copies of the application may be inspected at the following locations:

  • Greytown Library, 89, Main Street, Greytown
  • South Wairarapa Offices, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

Hard copies are available to purchase at the South Wairarapa Offices at Martinborough or by contacting the Duty Planner on 06 306 9611 or

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Duty Planner on 06 306 9611 or


Architectural drawings
Concept civil plan
Topographical survey
Arborist condition report
Arborist assessment
Planning assessment
Transport assessment
Urban design and heritage assessment
Public notice
Information request

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