Operative District Plan

​The District Plan became operative on 18 October 2017. It 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 Changes 

The Council is constantly reviewing and updating the District Plan to make sure it’s fit for purpose and enabling good development in Hamilton.

Plan Change 6 - initial consultation

We are currently seeking initial feedback on Proposed Plan Change 6. Its main purpose is to incorporate recommendations from the Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP), where resource consent applicants provided feedback on what would make developing in the city easier while still delivering the outcomes the District Plan is seeking. 

At the same time, we’re taking the opportunity to make two other minor changes to the District Plan to:
  • ​correct a mapping error in relation to the National Grid Yard and National Grid Corridor
  • rezone Council-owned land (Lot 2 DP 425316) bordering Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park to reflect the site’s purpose as a reserve (Destination Open Space Zone).
​Feedback is open until 4.30pm on Friday 10 May. For more information including maps, the full list of draft changes (including the chapters with consequential changes) and how to provide feedback, go to hamilton.govt.nz/planchange6​

Publicly not​​ified plan changes

Hamilton City Council has notified the following Plan Changes 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. Follow the link in the table below for all information on the plan change. ​​

​Proposed Plan ChangeDate Notified​
​Plan Change 2 - Te Awa Lakes Private Plan Change​1 November 2017
​Plan Change 3 - Temple View Boundary Alteration ​​27 February 2019​​

Operative District Plan

​On-line version by chapter​PDF by chapter
​VOLUME 1​Contents (357 KB)
​​Chapter 1 Pla​​​n OverviewDownload 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 AdministrationDown​​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
​     1.5 Other Methods of Implementation ​Download PDF
Appendix 2 Structure PlansDownload PDF​ ​(7.3 MB)
Appendix 3 Residential Zones​Download PDF​ (516 KB)
Appendix 4 Special Character ZonesDownload 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 TransportationDownload​ PDF​​ (12.9 MB)
Appendix 16 Desig​nations​Download PDF (432 KB)
Appendix 17 Planning MapsDown​l​o​ad PDF​​​​​​​​​​ (33.2 MB)

All updates which have been made to the District Plan since it became Operative can be found here.

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

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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