District Plan Changes

Pl​an ch​​anges – what's ​happening now?

Hamilton City Council is constantly reviewing and updating its District Plan to make sure it’s fit for purpose and enabling good development in Hamilton. The table below summarises where the plan changes are currently at. For further detail, click on the hyperlinks. 

​​Plan Change​​Status
Plan Change 2 – Te Awa Lakes (Private Plan Change)​Publicly notifie​​​d Nov 2017. Hearing 25 November 2019. ​Decision notified 13 March 2020​.​ Two appeals received​. Consent Order for appeals received​ 3 September 2020.​​ Plan Change Operative 2 October 2020.​
​Plan Change 3 – Temple View Boundary Alteration​Publicly notified Feb 2019. Hearing 20 June 2019. Decisions p​ublicly notified 11 September 2019​​.
Plan Change Operative 12 December 2019.
Plan Change 4 – WithdrawnWithdrawn
Plan Change 5 – Peacocke
Publicly notified on 24 September 2021 and submissions closed on Friday 5 November 2021. A summary of submissions and copies of the submissions are available and the period for further submissions is open from 16 February 2022. Further submissions must be lodged with Council by Wednesday 16 March 2022.
​​Plan Change 6 – Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP)​Publicly notified July 2019. Hearing 11th and 13th May 2020. Decision notified 28​ August 2020. One appeal received. Consent Or​der for appeal received 17 December 2020.​ Plan Change 6 operative 19 February 2021.​
Plan Change 7 – Rotokauri North​ (Private Plan Change)​​Limited notification 21 February 2020. ​Submission period closed 23 March 2020. Further Submission period 20 November to 18 December 2020. Hearing 20 to 22 October 2021. Decisions publicly notified 11 March 2022.
Plan Change 8 – Development Plans​In preparation
Plan Change 9 – Heritage and Character​In preparation
Plan Change 10 – Te Rapa North Deferred Industrial Land​In preparation
Plan Change 11 – Residential Density​
Council resolved to no longer progress this plan change at its meeting on 19 March 2020. 
Plan Change 12 - Growing Up
​In preparation

All updates made to the District Plan since it became operative until December 2021 can be found here.

Non-Schedule 1 ChangesStatus
NPS-UD 2020 – Minimum carparking standards removal District Plan updated and publicly notified 18 February 2022


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