Hearing 25 Attendance - If you are a submitter and wanting to be heard at this hearing, please email Districtplan@waidc.govt.nz to confirm.

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 mid 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 rezoning.

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.

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