We have received a large number of submissions on the Proposed Waikato District Plan seeking rezoning of particular areas.
With the exception of rezoning requests in the Ohinewai area, which are subject to a separate hearing, all other rezoning requests are scheduled to be heard in early 2021.
Where possible, the intention is that the hearing of the General Rezoning Submissions will be organised by geographic area so that submissions on a particular area can be heard consecutively.
Requests for rezoning on a district plan review are site-specific and require site-specific
assessments to be undertaken, and the Council cannot be expected to provide that
information. That is properly the responsibility of the individual submitters seeking the
For some submitters, we anticipate that the technical information required to
support their rezoning proposals will need to be extensive and include expert assessments on
a range of matters that could include such things as transport, landscape and urban design,
geotechnical stability, natural hazards, provision of three waters infrastructure and strategic
growth planning issues, amongst others.