Engagement Hub

Welcome to Hamilton City Council's Engagement Hub. This is where you can have your say on projects currently being consulted.

Recently completed consultations are displayed below. You can also, search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

In April 2019 to early May 2019 we sought your initial feedback on Draft Plan Change 6 - Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change. This involved seeking feedback on:

  • the recommendations from the Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP) review proposed to make the District Plan more enabling and workable
  • the correction of a mapping error in relation to the transmission line buffer zone
  • rezoning Council-owned land bordering Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park to reflect the site’s purpose as a reserve.

You Said

We received 22 responses with 182 different feedback points. The feedback included a large amount of support for making the District Plan more enabling and workable. The feedback also included recommendations to incorporate additional changes to the District Plan and amend or correct a wide range of the draft provisions within Plan Change 6.

We Did

Seventeen amendments have been made to Draft Plan Change 6 following the feedback. These include technical corrections and minor amendments to provisions. The matters that were not included either fell outside the scope of Plan Change 6, are being addressed under a separate plan change or need more research and evidence before being incorporated into the District Plan. The next step is for Draft Plan Change 6 to be publicly notified. You will then have the opportunity to formally submit on the proposed changes.

We Asked

The Council asked for public feedback on the draft Hamilton Speed Management Plan which included seven principles and 4 prioritisation areas.

You Said

We received 125 submissions. 80% of the submissions were in favour of the principles and prioritisation process set out in the plan.

We Did

The Council decided on 18 June 2019 to adopt the Hamilton Speed Management Plan 2019. The 2015 Speed management Policy was retired.

We Asked

Quentin Residential Ltd (QRL) lodged a proposal for an enlarged Special Housing Area (SHA) site at Quentin Drive near Hamilton Lake. The enlarged site comprises the original 2ha Quentin Drive SHA proposal approved by the Council on 10 May 2018 (which is still with the Government for a final decision), plus the site currently occupied by Jack House Transit Limited. The enlarged site is 4.17ha and proposes a yield of 111 homes in total, equating to accommodation for approximately 300 people.

We sought feedback on the proposal from residents in the area for four weeks (18 March 2019 to 12 April 2019).

You Said

We received 37 responses, including five supportive responses, eight raising concerns and 23 opposing responses. There was support for more housing in the area, noting that the area was well located near existing amenities such as the lake, hospital and town. Supporters also noted that there was sufficient traffic infrastructure to manage vehicle movements from Quentin Drive. There were concerns about traffic, access to schooling, safety, noise, increased crime and the loss of privacy. Submitters also identified concerns regarding poor drainage.

We Did

We invited submitters to speak to their feedback at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 29 April 2019, and several parties took up this offer. As a result, the resolution to recommend the proposal to the Government was amended to include a requirement for QRL to work with Te Haa o te Whenua o Kirikiriroa to complete a cultural assessment prior to applying for a qualifying development consent and for a piece of land adjacent to the site to be regarded as an affected party.

The application is now with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for consideration. The letter to the Minister noted that, in addition to their contractual obligations, QRL has committed to work with local residents to address their concerns.