Notification of Proposed Plan Change 6- Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change

Closed 2 Sep 2019

Opened 20 Jul 2019


Proposed Plan Change 6 for Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness to the Hamilton City Operative District Plan 2017 is now calling for submissions.

The purpose of this plan change is to ensure greater efficiency, effectiveness and ease of use of the District Plan. The plan change is also an opportunity to update some transmission corridor maps with updated information; and rezone Council-owned land adjoining Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park so it can become part of the same reserve.

We are currently calling for submissions on the proposed plan change as required under Clause 5, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act and submissions close Monday 2 September 2019 at 4.30pm.

Submissions must include the specific provision you are submitting on; the reason for your submission (making it clear if you support or oppose the provision); and the change requested.

The full Plan Change may be viewed at

What happens next?

After submissions have closed, Hamilton City Council will prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where both the summary and submissions can be viewed.

There will be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made:

  • Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest;
  • Any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has;
  • Hamilton City Council itself.

If a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held.

Hamilton City Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within two years of notifying the Plan Change and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time.

Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the Plan Change to the Environment Court if:

  • In relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the Plan Change.

Please Note:
Please be aware when providing a submission/giving feedback/responding to a survey that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name but not contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council's public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council's website at


  • Public Drop-in session:

    From 13 Aug 2019 at 14:00 to 13 Aug 2019 at 18:30

    If you have any questions we will be holding a drop-in session at the Reception Lounge, Hamilton City Council, Garden Place.