Operative District Plan

​​​​​​​At its meeting of 21 September 2017 the Hamilton City Council resolved to declare the Hamilton City District Plan 'Operative.'

The District Plan became operative on 18 October 2017, as publically notified on 10 October 2017.

​The 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​.

Proposed ​​Plan Change 2-Te Awa Lakes Private Plan Change

On 1 November 2017, Hamilton City Council notified the Te Awa Lakes Private Plan Change to the Operative District Plan. The Operative District Plan has been updated to include the proposed plan change provisions. These are shown as tracked changes. These changes have no legal effect until decisions on the plan change are notified. Click here for all information on the plan change. 

Operative District Plan

​On-line version by chapter​PDF by chapter
​VOLUME 1​Contents (357 KB)
​​Chapter 1 Pla​​​n Overview​Download PDF (513 KB)
​​Chapter 2 Strategic Framework  ​​Download PDF (675 KB)
​​Chapter 3 Structure Plans​​Download PDF (2.7 MB)
Chapter 4 Residential Zones​​Downl​oad PDF​ (1.1 MB)
Chapter 5 Special Character Zones​​Download PDF​ (951 KB)
Chapter 6 Business 1 to 7 Zones​​Downl​o​ad​ PDF​​​​​ ​(874 KB)
Chapter 7 Central City Zone​​Downl​oad PD​F​​ ​(1 MB)
Chapter 8 Knowledge Zone ​​​Download PDF (426 KB)
 ​Chapter 9 Industrial Zone​​Down​load PDF​ ​(717 KB)
Chapter 10 Ruakura Logistics Zone ​​Download PDF (256 KB)
Chapter 11 Ruakura Industrial Park Zone ​​Download PDF (256 KB)
Chapter 12 Te Rapa North Industrial Zone​​Download PDF​ (262 KB)
Chapter 13 Rototuna Town Centre Zone​​Download PDF (424 KB)
Chapter 14 Future Urban Zone​​Download PDF (250 KB)
Chapter 15 Open Space Zones​​Download PDF (471 KB)
Chapter 16 Community Facilities Zone​​Download PDF (947 KB)
Chapter 17 Major Facilities Zone​​Download PDF (359 KB)
​​Chapter 18 Transport Corridor Zone​​Download PDF (174 KB)
​​Chapter 19 Historic Heritage​​Dow​nload PDF​ (209 KB)
​​Chapter 20 Natural Environments​​Download PDF (233 KB)
Chapter 21 Waikato River Corridor and Gully Systems​​Download PDF (158 KB)
​​Chapter 22 Natural Hazards​​Download PDF​​ (252 KB)
Chapter 23 Subdivision​​Download ​PDF​​​​ (333 KB)
Chapter 24 Financial Contributions​​Download PDF (193 KB)
Chapter 25 City-wide​​​​Download PDF​ (2.4 MB)​
     ​25.1 Development Suitability​​Download PDF (168 KB)
​     25.2 Earthworks and Vegetation Removal​​Down​load PDF​ (175 KB)
​     25.3 Events and Temporary Activities​​Download PDF (460 KB)
​     25.4 Hazardous Facilities​​Download PDF (227 KB)
​     25.5 Landscaping and Screening​​Download PDF (921 KB)
​     25.6 Lighting and Glare​​Dow​nload PDF (164 KB)
​     25.7 Network Utilities and the Electricity National Grid Corridor​​Download PDF (311 KB)
​     25.8 Noise and Vibration​​Download PDF (257 KB)
​     25.9 Public Art​​Download PDF (143 KB)
​     25.10 Signs​​Download PDF​ (508 KB)
​     25.11 Smoke, Fumes, Odour and Dust​​Download PDF (153 KB)
​     25.12 Solid Waste​​Download PDF (158 KB)
​     25.13 Three Waters​​Download PDF (358 KB)
​     25.14 Transportation​​Download PDF​​​​ (256 KB)
​     25.15 Urban Design​​Download PDF (186 KB)
Chapter 26 Designations​​Dow​nload PDF​​​ (277 KB)
VOLUME 2​ ​​Contents ​(265 KB)
Appendix 1 District Plan Administration​Down​​load PDF​​​​​ (11.6 MB)
    ​1.1 Definitions and Terms ​Download PDF
     1.2 Information Requirements​Download PDF
​     1.3 Assessment CriteriaDownload PDF
​     1.4 Design GuidesDownload PDF
Appendix 2 Structure PlansDownload PDF​ ​(7.3 MB)
Appendix 3 Residential Zones​Download PDF​ (516 KB)
Appendix 4 Special Character Zones​Download PDF (3.32 MB)
Appendix 5 Central City Zone​Do​wn​load PDF​​​​ (2.16 MB)
Appendix 6 Industrial Zone​Download PDF ​(1.87 MB)
Appendix 7 Rototuna Town Centre ZoneDownload PDF (493 KB)
Appendix 8 Historic HeritageDownload PDF (320 KB)
Appendix 9 Natural Environments​Download PDF (463 KB)
Appendix 10 Waikato River Corridor and Gully SystemsDownload PDF (148 KB)
Appendix 11 Natural Hazards​Download PDF (124 KB)
Appendix 12 Hazardous Facilities​Download PDF (276​ KB)
Appendix 13 Network Utilities and the Electricity National Grid CorridorDownload PDF (81 KB)
Appendix 14 Noise and VibrationDownload PDF (241 KB)
Appendix 15 Transportation​Download​ PDF​​ (12.9 MB)
Appendix 16 Desig​nations​Download PDF (432 KB)
Appendix 17 Planning MapsDown​l​o​ad PDF​​​​​​​​ (33.2 MB)

View the s32 analysis here​ ​(7.6 MB)​

The updates in the table below have been made to the District Plan since it became operative. These updates have been incorporated into the Operative District Plan in the above table.

​District Plan Updates
​December 2018 Updates
Volume 1, Chapter 2 Strategic Framework​Replace pages 7-13​​NPS - Urban Development Capacity 
October 2018 Updates
​Volume 2, Appendix 17 Planning Maps​Replace Maps 37A, 38B, 38A, 39B; Replace Maps 56A and 57B; Replace the map legend​Update to Designation A112​
Alteration to Designation E81
Correction of typo
​Volume 1, Chapter 26 Designations​Replace pages 13-14​Inclusion of Designation A112
August 2018 Updates
​​Volume 1, ​​Appendix 1Replace pages 99-261 Clause 20a ​Incorporation of Assessment Criteria 1.3.3 C17 for Ancillary Retail and Offices
​Volume 2, Appendix 8 Historic Heritage​Replace pages 13, 14, 19 and 20​Clause 20a Amendment to A115 and H129 following subdivision which resulted in new legal descriptions
​May 2018 Updates
​Volume 2, Appendix 17 Planning Maps​Replace Maps 19A-21A and 28A-30B​Clause 20a Transmission line moved underground
​Volume 2, Appendix 1 Definitions​​Replace pages 31 and 32Clause 20a Change to National Grid Definition (avoidance of doubt)
April 2018 Updates
​Volume 1, Chapter 7 Central City Zone​Replace pages 17 to 18​Clause 20a Consequential change to numbering
​Volume 2, ​​Appendix 1.1.2Replace pages 11 to 12Clause 20a Change to the definition of duplex
​Volume 2, Appendix 15​Replace pages 29 to 32​Clause 20a Incorrect road mapping in Ruakura
March 2018 Updates
​Volume 2, Appendix 15​Replace pages 29 to 32​Clause 20a Change of spine road in Ruakura from Minor Arterial to Major Arterial as per structure plan
​February 2018 Updates
​Volume 1, Chapter 7 Central City Zone​Replace pages 31 to 32​Clause 20a Removal of matter of discretion for upper floor apartments
​Volume 1, Chapter 26 Designations​Replace pages 13 to 14Clause 20a Inclusion of designation J111
Volume​ 2, Appendix 1​Replace pages 7 to 10
Replace pages 41 to 46
​Clause 20a Inclusion of brackets in the definition of net site area, change to definition of restaurant and clubrooms regarding the sale of liquor act

District Plan Review ​- histor​y

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. ​

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