Proposed District Plan

The Proposed Waikato District Plan 2018 (Stage 1) 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.

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

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 review investigates how natural hazards and the effects of climate change may affect land use and development across the district and considers options for managing these effects. 

We are currently gathering technical information including river flood modelling, a mine subsidence risk assessment and a coastal inundation and erosion risk assessment.  Once this work is completed we will be holding a series of public open days to allow affected land owners, communities and key stakeholders the opportunity to view this information and to provide feedback on both the technical information and possible options for the management of these areas before Stage 2 is notified.

Questions? Complete our online contact form and we will get back to you with the answers to your questions.


Where we are at in the review process

District Plan timeline