Stage 1 of the Proposed Waikato District Plan 2018 was notified on Wednesday 18 July 2018. Submissions closed at 5pm on Tuesday 9 October, 2018.
The Proposed Plan combines both the Franklin and Waikato sections into a single district plan with a consistent approach to development and growth across the district. Stage 1 includes all topics excluding natural hazards.
The Policy team are now in the process of summarising the many submission points. Further submissions will be called for once this summary is available.
Stage 2 of the District Plan Review is currently in progress. This stage includes the review of issues relating to natural hazard risk and climate change. The policy team are currently finalising the required technical reports and hazard modelling while also developing the relevant policy framework. We are on track to release a draft for public feedback in mid-2019.