Special Housing Area Te Rapa North “Te Awa Lakes”

Closed 4 Dec 2017

Opened 11 Nov 2017


You may be aware that Hamilton City Council and the Government signed a Housing Accord at the end of last year as a way to increase housing supply and improve housing affordability in Hamilton.

Creating Special Housing Areas (SHAs) is a key mechanism for the Council to deliver on its commitments under the Housing Accord. SHAs are proposed areas of land – including sites not currently zoned for residential – that can be put forward for housing development by landowners or developers for consideration by the Council.

The first round of applications for SHAs closed on 29 September 2017 and the Council is now seeking public feedback on the proposals received. Two applications to establish SHAs have been submitted for the block of land north of Hutchinson Road, between the Waikato Expressway and the Waikato River.

You may be aware that the same area of land is currently the subject of a private plan change application. This being Plan Change 2-Te Awa Lakes Private Plan Change. While these SHA applications rely on a number of the same technical reports as the private plan change, these applications for SHAs are independent of the plan change and will be assessed separately. If you would like to read further about the plan change click here.

The two SHA applications are known as Application A and Application B. These two applications, while similar in nature, are being assessed independently of one another.

To view a summary of each of these proposals, including a map of the area, scroll down to the heading "Related" below and click the links.

Feedback on the proposals is open until Monday 4 December 2017.

Full details of each of these applications and the Special Housing Areas Policy are available on our website at  hamilton.govt.nz/housingaccord

** Please be aware when providing personal information that all responses are part of the consultation process.  As such it may be reproduced and included in Council's public documents such as Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on Council's website at hamilton.govt.nz.