Partly Operative District Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Plan became partly operative on 21 October 2016, following a resolution of Council on 29 September 2016.​ Within the Partly Operative District Plan the Ruakura Variation (now Plan Change) is updated to include all the decisions and identify those areas under appeal.

​The Partly Operative District Plan is available on-line below. ​To order a hard copy set, complete the order form​ and email it to districtplan@hcc.govt.nz​.

​​​Ruakura Variation (now Plan Change 1)

On 11 November 2015, Hamilton City Council notified the Ruakura Variation to the Proposed District Plan for public consultation and submissions. Its purpose is to rezone approximately 822ha of land in Ruakura, ensuring a consistent approach to managing development in the area. View updates to the Ruakura Variation​. ​

District Plan Review ​- history

For information on the review process notification of the Proposed District Plan in December 2012 through submissions and further submissions, hearings and decisions to the resolution of appeals ​ click here.  ​​

​Partly Operative District Plan

​On-line version by chapter​PDF by chapter
​VOLUME 1Contents (199 KB)
​​Chapter 1 Pla​​​n OverviewDownload PDF (513 KB)
​​Chapter 2 Strategic Framework  ​​Download PDF (668KB)
​​Chapter 3 Structure Plans​​Download PDF (4.7 MB)
Chapter 4 Residential Zones​​Downl​oad PDF​ (1.1 MB)
Chapter 5 Special Character Zones​​Download PDF​ (900 KB)
Chapter 6 Business 1 to 7 Zones​​Downl​o​ad​ PDF​​​​​ ​(843 KB)
Chapter 7 Central City Zone​​Downl​oad PD​F​​ ​(1 MB)
Chapter 8 Knowledge Zone ​​​Download PDF (421 KB)
 ​Chapter 9 Industrial Zone​​Down​load PDF​ ​(700 KB)
Chapter 10 Ruakura Logistics Zone ​​Download PDF (250KB)
Chapter 11 Ruakura Industrial Park Zone ​​Download PDF (255 KB)
Chapter 12 Te Rapa North Industrial Zone​​Download PDF​ (255 KB)
Chapter 13 Rototuna Town Centre Zone​​Download PDF (400 KB)
Chapter 14 Future Urban Zone​​Download PDF (250 KB)
Chapter 15 Open Space Zones​​Download PDF (1.2 MB)
Chapter 16 Community Facilities Zone​​Download PDF (936 KB)
Chapter 17 Major Facilities Zone​​Download PDF (348 KB)
​​Chapter 18 Transport Corridor Zone​​Download PDF (167 KB)
​​Chapter 19 Historic Heritage​​Dow​nload PDF​ (200 KB)
​​Chapter 20 Natural Environments​​Download PDF (223 KB)
Chapter 21 Waikato River Corridor and Gully Systems​​Download PDF (156 KB)
​​Chapter 22 Natural Hazards​​Download PDF​​ (236 KB)
Chapter 23 Subdivision​​Download ​PDF​​​​ (336 KB)
Chapter 24 Financial Contributions​​Download PDF (185 KB)
Chapter 25 City-wide​​​​Download PDF​ (2.5 MB)​
     ​ 25.1 Development Suitability​​Download PDF (160 KB)
​     25.2 Earthworks and Vegetation Removal​​Down​load PDF​ (167 KB)
​     25.3 Events and Temporary Activities​​Download PDF (450 KB)
​     25.4 Hazardous Facilities​​Download PDF (217 KB)
​     25.5 Landscaping and Screening​​Download PDF (936 KB)
​     25.6 Lighting and Glare​​Dow​nload PDF (180 KB)
​      25.7 Network Utilities and the Electricity National Grid Corridor​​Download PDF (324 KB)
​      25.8 Noise and Vibration​​Download PDF (277 KB)
​      25.9 Public Art​​Download PDF (136 KB)
​      25.10 Signs​​Download PDF​ (520 KB)
​      25.11 Smoke, Fumes, Odour and Dust​​Download PDF (146 KB)
​      25.12 Solid Waste​​Download PDF (150 KB)
​      25.13 Three Waters​​Download PDF (348 KB)
​      25.14 Transportation​​Download PDF​​​​ (248 KB)
​      25.15 Urban Design​​Download PDF (178 KB)
Chapter 26 Designations​​Dow​nload PDF​​ (675 KB)
VOLUME 2​ ​Contents ​(106 KB)
Appendix 1 District Plan AdministrationDown​​load PDF​​​​​ (7 MB)
Appendix 2 Structure PlansDownload PDF​ ​(3.3 MB)
Appendix 3 Residential ZonesDownload PDF​ (773 KB)
Appendix 4 Special Character Zones​Download PDF (3.4 MB)
Appendix 5 Central City ZoneDo​wn​load PDF​​​​ (2.2 MB)
Appendix 6 Industrial ZoneDownload PDF ​(1.9 MB)
Appendix 7 Rototuna Town Centre ZoneDownload PDF (493 KB)
Appendix 8 Historic HeritageDownload PDF (291 KB)
Appendix 9 Natural EnvironmentsDownload PDF (422 KB)
Appendix 10 Waikato River Corridor and Gully SystemsDownload PDF (141 KB)
Appendix 11 Natural HazardsDownload PDF (123 KB)
Appendix 12 Hazardous FacilitiesDownload PDF (258​ KB)
Appendix 13 Network Utilities and the Electricity National Grid CorridorDownload PDF (81 KB)
Appendix 14 Noise and VibrationDownload PDF (243 KB)
Appendix 15 TransportationDownload​ PDF​​ (3 MB)
Appendix 16 DesignationsDownload PDF (432 KB)
Appendix 17 Planning MapsDown​l​o​ad PDF​​​​​​ (26 MB)

View the s32 analysis here​ ​(6.3 MB)

Updates ​​to the Partly Operative District Plan 

​​​Reason​Plan updated​​Updates to be printed for Hard-Copy Plans
Plan Change 1 - Ruakura Decisions and Appeals​January 2017​​Instructions 
Volume 1 update
Volume 2 update​

Page reviewed: 21 Feb 2017 10:01am