IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID 19 – The hearing panel have completed various hearings using Zoom technology and this has worked very well and has proven to be effective. Further to this, given the uncertainty resulting from recent Covid-19 outbreaks in the community, all the rezoning hearings will be held by Zoom.
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 will be one. The Proposed Waikato District Plan is being reviewed in two stages.
We publicly notified Stage 1 of the Proposed Waikato District Plan on 18 July 2018, and Stage 2 on 27 July 2020. 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.