Further Submissions to Proposed Plan Change 5 – Peacocke Structure Plan

Closed 16 Mar 2022

Opened 16 Feb 2022

Feedback updated 26 Apr 2023

We asked

We asked for specific feedback on the original 58 submissions received when the Plan Change was notified in late 2021. Proposed Plan Change 5 – Peacocke Structure Plan 

You said

18 further submissions were received on specific submission and points.

We did

Hearings were held in late September 2022. Following this, the Hearings Panel issued decisions on Plan Change 5 and these were notified on 1 March 2023. The decisions were subject to an appeal period of 30 working days.

View the full proposed Plan Change 5 including submissions, evidence and recordings.


Hamilton City Council publicly notified Plan Change 5 - Peacocke Structure Plan under the Resource Management Act 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.

Learn more about Peacocke, Hamilton's newest neighbourhood at hamilton.govt.nz/Peacocke

Where are we now? What’s next?

Further submissions - Plan change timeline

Following the close of further submissions, a report will be prepared on the proposal and a hearing date will be set and notified to all submitters and ‘further submitters’ who wish to be heard. All hearings are open to the public and will be conducted by independent commissioners. If you have indicated you wish to speak at the hearing you will be given a chance to explain your submission and may be questioned about it. After the hearing the commissioners will make their decisions. As a submitter you will be sent a copy of the decision and the reasons for it. Decisions will also be publicly notified. As a submitter, you will have right of appeal to the Environment Court.

Further Submissions
Council has prepared a summary of the 58 decisions requested in submissions received on Plan Change 5 which is now available to view. Council now invites further submissions and these must be lodged with Council by Wednesday 16 March 2022.

Helpful documents and links

What is a further submission?
A further submission may only be made in support of, or opposition to, another person’s submission. You cannot raise new issues. It provides an opportunity to assess the effect an original submission may have on you, and to have your views considered by the independent Commissioners along with the original submission.

You do not need to have made an original submission to make a further submission. However, the Resource Management Act 1991 stipulates that only the following people can make a further submission:

  • anyone representing a relevant aspect of the public interest;
  • anyone with an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan greater than the interest of the general public;
  • the local authority.

What can I say in my further submission?
Further submissions must follow Form 6 in Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedures) Regulations 2003 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission.

Form 6 requires the following information be provided:

  1. Your name, postal address, telephone number, email address;
  2. The name and address of the original submitter and submission number of the original submission (if available) that the further submission relates to;
  3. Whether you support or oppose the original submission;
  4. The particular parts of the submission you support or oppose and the reasons for your support or opposition;
  5. Whether you seek that the whole (or part) of the original submission be allowed or disallowed;
  6. Whether you would like to make an oral submission to support your written submission;
  7. Whether you will consider presenting a joint case with others making a similar submission.

Privacy statement
The Local Government Act 2002 requires submissions to be made available to the public. Your name and/or organisation will be published with your submission and made available in a report to elected members and to the public. Other personal information supplied will be used for administration and reporting purposes only. Please refer to Council's Privacy Statement at hamilton.govt.nz for further information.

Where do I send my further submission?
Email your submission to haveyoursay@hcc.govt.nz
Drop off your submission to Hamilton City Council Municipal Building
Post it to Freepost 17218, Hamilton City Council, Private Bag 3010, Hamilton 3240, Attn: Plan Change 5 Further Submission

What if I have more questions about the further submission process
Staff are available to discuss any concerns with you and can be contacted on (07) 838 6699 then ask to speak with the City Planning Unit or email districtplan@hcc.govt.nz