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On the road in the Waikato - the District Plan review continues

With nine pit stops completed and nine to go, the Waikato District Council team is half way through their community road trip to review the District Plan.

The team is travelling across the district to chat to locals about the way land is used, developed and subdivided.

Tony Whittaker, General Manager Strategy and Support explains “Since 2 June we’ve travelled from Raglan to Te Akau and chatted with over 100 community members about a variety of District Plan topics.”

Key topics raised so far are:

  • Provision for subdivision in rural areas
  • smaller lot sizes in Country Living Zones
  • a choice of lot sizes in urban areas
  • protection of rural land for productive activities
  • planning for sustainable rural communities
  • protection and restoration of Tamahere gully systems to increase ecological values, biodiversity and recreation
  • provision for cycleway/walkway networks
  • implications of hazard mapping 
  • home based businesses
  • providing for retirement villages outside urban areas
  • encourage Papakainga development
  • buffers between new quarries and residential areas
  • earthworks 
  • road boundary building setbacks 
  • considering social development.

"If you haven’t attended a drop-in session yet we encourage everyone to come along and discuss any topic in the District Plan that’s important to you.”

Thoughts and ideas can also be sent to

All ideas and suggestions made by Waikato residents in online conversations and at the drop-in sessions will guide the review of the current District Plan.

Where are we heading next? 

Location Dates (2015) Where? Time?
Matangi Tuesday 23 June Matangi School Library 3-6pm
Huntly Wednesday 24 June Riverside Room 3-7pm
Tuakau Thursday 25 June Tuakau War Memorial Hall 3-7pm
Waerenga Tuesday 30 June Waerenga Hall Society 12.30-3.30pm
Mangatangi Wednesday 1 July Mangatangi Hall 2-6pm
Pokeno Thursday 2 July Pokeno Hall 3-7pm
Te Kauwhata Tuesday 7 July Te Kauwhata Rugby Club 3-6.30pm
Port Waikato Wednesday 8 July Oraeroa Marae 3-6pm
Otaua Thursday 9 July Otaua Hall 3-6pm

 Follow the journey and join our online conversations

For more information please contact:

Nicole Nooyen
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633 Extn: 5649
027 889 3084