The review of the District Plan began in 2009 and ended when Council passed a resolution on 29 September 2016 to make the plan partly operative.
Council consulted stakeholders and the community to develop the Proposed District Plan. This included:
- Identification of significant resource management issues for Hamilton – Fast Forward Discussion Document, February 2010
- Development of issues and options through the Big Picture Outcomes and Options Discussion Document, August 2010
- Preparation of a Draft District Plan for feedback, April 2012
Proposed District Plan Notified December 2012
Volume 1 - Chapters 1 to 26 (20 MB)
Volume 2 - Appendices 1 - 16 (43 MB)
Volume 2 - Appendix 17 Planning Maps (44 MB)
Section 32 Analysis (6 MB)
Further Submissions Received
Decisions on Proposed District Plan – 9 July 2014
Following hearings and consideration of submissions, the Decisions on the Proposed District Plan were released on 9 July 2014.
The appeals period closed on 22 August 2014. Forty-five appeals were lodged with the Environment Court, and five were subsequently withdrawn.
Click here to view the appeals lodged with the Environment Court, consent orders granted and case management minutes issued by the Environment Court.
Updates to the Partly Operative District Plan
Ruakura Variation (Plan Change 1)
The Ruakura Variation (Plan Change 1) now forms part of the Operative District Plan. Information relating to the Plan Change can be found here.