IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID 19 – 7 April 2020

The Hearing Panel have decided that for the month of April we will continue with the hearing process using Zoom technology on a trial basis (view the Panel’s Minute). This will involve three hearings being those related to the Country Living ZoneHampton Downs Motorsport and Recreation Park and Designations. The panel will review its position on whether to continue with this process at the end of April after further consultation with submitters/further submitters, at which time the Panel will also be able to consider the Covid-19 Alert Levels. 

To access the Zoom link and all other information for a hearing, please navigate to the specific hearing.

We are currently reviewing the District Plan which sets the rules for how the district’s land can be used, developed and subdivided. The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) requires us to review our District Plan every 10 years.

We have drafted a new District Plan which covers all of the Waikato district, so instead of two District Plans there is one. The Proposed Waikato District Plan is being reviewed in two stages.

We publicly notified the Proposed Waikato District Plan on 18 July 2018. Once fully tested through the RMA process and free of legal challenge, the Proposed Waikato District Plan will become the next Operative Waikato District Plan that will replace the current Waikato and Franklin sections. 

The Minister for the Environment has granted Waikato District Council a 14-month extension of time to give a decision on the Proposed Waikato District Plan.

View the public notice

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