Our duty planners can provide planning information such as zoning, rules relevant to that zone and advice on how to apply for resource consent(s) in order to facilitate development projects on specific properties.
The duty planner does not deal with wind zones, interpret certificates of title, building consent enquiries, or future zone/rule changes. For future zone/rule changes please phone 0800492452 and ask to be put through to the Strategic and Policy
Generally there is no cost associated with duty planner enquiries. However, for more complex or on-going enquiries that exceed 30 minutes, a charge of $145 per hour or as documented in the fees and charges manual may be incurred. The duty planner will
advise you before charges start to be incurred.
For more detailed enquiries, our pre-application service may
be more appropriate and our duty planner may refer you to this service if it is beyond the scope of the duty planner service.
How to contact a duty planner
We want to reassure you that business at Waikato District Council will continue as New Zealand deals with COVID-19. We are still accepting duty planner enquiries and pre-applications requests. However, we have been advised to undertake social distancing. This means avoiding meeting with people when it is not necessary. Our preference is to undertake duty planner and pre application services via phone and email. However, if the meeting is necessary we will need time to organise a suitable meeting space to enable appropriate social distancing (a minimum of 2 metres between people).