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Operative District Plan


This is the current District Plan which sets the rules for how the district’s land can be used, developed and subdivided and is reviewed every 10 years. It’s a statutory document developed under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). As there are two parts to the district, you will need to check whether your property is within the Waikato portion or the Franklin portion. 

Attention: We are experiencing some technical issues with our website which is intermittently impacting e-plan, our online District Plan viewer. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing many of you. As a temporary work-around, we have established a webpage with PDF versions of the Operative Waikato District Plan. Please note: As we now primarily use e-plan, these PDFs have not been updated to incorporate recent changes to the plan. This includes incorporating Plan Changes 20, 21 and 22 and also any compulsory amendments that have been made as a result of recent national direction (NPS/NES).