Closed for feedback

  • Plan Change 9 - Historic Heritage and Natural Environments

    The submission period for Plan Change 9 has been extended through to Friday 2 September 2022. With the submission period being extended, those who have already made a submission are welcome to make an additional submission if they wish. As the demand for land and housing increases, it's crucial we strike the right balance between supporting development and protecting those things that have helped shape our city. Through Plan Change 9 we’re proposing changes to our District... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Consultation on Government’s Water Reform legislation

    A nationwide reform of how New Zealand manages drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (the Three Waters) is being led by Government. The draft Water Services Entities Bill, one of several pieces of legislation that enables the reform, has now been made public. Government says the changes will mean future costs for ratepayers are less than they would be without reform, will protect the environment and public health, support housing and infrastructure development, and deliver services... More
    Closed 7 July 2022
  • Hamilton central city safety perceptions survey 2022

    Public safety is consistently identified as a high priority for the people of Hamilton. The Council is committed to the ongoing revitalising of Hamilton’s central city and aims for it to be a destination where people feel safe. To help ensure the actions and activities occurring are working, Council conducts an annual perceptions survey. The Council is keen to hear from both individuals who are regular visitors to the central city and also those who are not. We also want to... More
    Closed 30 June 2022
  • Proposed Safer Speed Area –Mahoe Street Area (Melville)

    As part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all, we’re proposing a speed limit change from 50kph to 40kph on all residential streets within the Mahoe Street area (in Melville). This proposed Safer Speed Area (SSA) is indicated on the map below. The SSA we are proposing here aligns with our Hamilton Speed Management Plan, which is about achieving safe and appropriate speeds to allow residential neighbourhoods to have a safe environment to live and play. A... More
    Closed 19 June 2022
  • Annual Plan 2022-23

    Hamilton City Council’s 2022-23 Annual Plan is the budget and work programme for Year 2 of the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan. The Annual Plan looks at how we can deliver and fund what we said we’d do, and need to do, in the upcoming financial year as part of the Long-Term Plan. It’s also a chance for us to check in to see if there are any changes we need to make, to address what’s happening in our community and the impact any external factors are having on our organisation.... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Playground Renewals survey

    Four neighbourhood playgrounds across Hamilton are due a refresh in accordance with Council’s playground renewals programme. In 2022-2023 the Council are focussing on playgrounds at the following parks. Bremworth Galloway Pygmalion Waiwherowhero We’re interested in the views of the local community who use these parks and want to make sure their voice is factored into the design of the playground within our renewal guidelines. This survey closes... More
    Closed 17 May 2022
  • Moving about the city: the Accessibility of Hamilton

    Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our Disability Policy. We review our policy regularly and we would love to gather feedback both from those that are directly affected by our policy and their family members and carers. The feedback gathered here will inform any amendments to the policy as well as feed into the development of a wider Community Action Plan to support the ideas of the community. The current Council Disability Policy provides guidelines that... More
    Closed 26 April 2022
  • Paying for Growth : Development Contributions Policy Update 2022

    We’ve made some updates to our Development Contributions (DC) Policy and we want to know what you think! A growing city means we need new or upgraded services and facilities such as roads, neighbourhood parks and more water pipes. Council’s DC Policy sets out the costs to enable new development and growth in the city and how much of those costs are charged to developers. The charge on the developer is called a Development Contribution or ‘DC’. Council’s approach is to... More
    Closed 14 April 2022
  • Speed Management Plan Review 2022

    Hamilton City Council (Council) is seeking feedback on a proposal to make changes to the Hamilton Speed Management Plan to comply with recent legislative changes and a new national ‘certification’ process. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) is working on a new regulatory framework for speed management to improve how Road Controlling Authorities (RCA’s) plan for, consult on, and implement speed management changes. This process now... More
    Closed 14 April 2022
  • Parks and open spaces survey 2022

    Welcome to Hamilton City Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Survey of 2022! In this survey, “Parks and Open Spaces” covers a range of areas and uses, including sports parks, destination parks, playrounds and reserves as well as river corridors, gully systems, peat lakes, wetlands and remnant indigenous vegetation along with gardens, walkways, and civic spaces. Generally, it can be split into green space (parks, playing fields, gullies), blue space (river corridors, wetlands)... More
    Closed 1 April 2022
  • Further Submissions to Proposed Plan Change 5 – Peacocke Structure Plan

    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 ... More
    Closed 16 March 2022
  • Fairfield park - proposed reclassification

    Te Whare o te Ata Fairfield/Chartwell Community Centre Trust is looking to call Fairfield Hall home. For them to do this, Hamilton City Council is proposing that the area of Fairfield Park with the hall is reclassified from recreation reserve to local purpose (community facility) reserve under Section 24 of the Reserves Act 1977. This change would mean that the hall could be used for a much wider range of activities including sports, events, meetings and more. The Trust would be allowed... More
    Closed 14 March 2022
  • Hamilton City Library strategy - community survey

    Hamilton City Libraries is setting the future vision and direction for our city’s library services. We want to hear your thoughts, to make sure we’re on the right track. Kirikiriroa has six libraries spread across the city, packed full of hundreds of thousands of items for the community to use and enjoy. Besides traditional books, our libraries also have a wide range of magazines, e-books, kits and other valuable resources available. We receive about 30,000 new items for the... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • Naming of Roads Policy Review

    Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Naming of Roads, Open Spaces and Council Facilities Policy. We're proposing changes to the policy to ensure it reflects Council's vision for the cultural wellbeing of Hamilton and would give mana whenua - such as local iwi and hapuu - more time to consider and influence the names of new roads. Before making any decisions on the policy changes, we’d like to hear from our community and get your feedback. This... More
    Closed 30 November 2021
  • Proposed Safer Speed Area – Garnett Avenue Area (Forest Lake)

    As part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all, we’re proposing a speed limit change from 50kph to 40kph on all residential streets within the Garnett Avenue area (in Forest Lake). This proposed Safer Speed Area (SSA) is indicated on the map below. The SSA we are proposing here aligns with our Hamilton Speed Management Plan, which is about achieving safe and appropriate speeds to allow residential neighbourhoods to have a safe environment to live and play. ... More
    Closed 18 November 2021
  • Proposed Plan Change 5 – Peacocke Structure Plan

    Conceptual image of new Peacocke community Hamilton City Council has approved the proposed Peacocke Structure Plan (Plan Change 5) to be publicly notified and now is your chance to make a formal submission. The Peacocke Structure Plan Area is located in the southern part of the city between the Waikato River, Ohaupo Road (SH3), Raynes Road and Peacockes Road. The purpose of the plan change is to enable urban residential development to create an attractive and sustainable... More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • Representation Review - Your city elections

    We’re looking at how Hamiltonians are represented by our Council. We’ve looked at a number of options and we have an initial proposal that we think gives us fair and effective representation for all Hamiltonians. But we want to know what you think. More
    Closed 6 October 2021
  • Wairere Drive Speed Limit Reduction

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Wairere Drive between the intersection of Arthur Porter Drive and Pukete Road. FURTHER INFORMATION – ADDED 31 AUGUST 2021 Council has received feedback about a couple of points regarding this consultation. To clarify these points, here is some further information. While the resource consent this speed limit reduction is in relation... More
    Closed 27 September 2021
  • Hamilton Traffic Bylaw review 2021

    Hamilton City Council (th e Council) is s e eking feedback on the review of the Hamilton Traffic Bylaw 2015, which is being completed to comply with the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) review requirements. Why are we doing this? The current Hamilton Traffic Bylaw was adopted in 2015 and repealed the Hamilton City Traffic Bylaw 2012 (Amended). The Council is required to review the existing bylaw after five years, as per section 158 of the LGA. This provides an opportunity for the... More
    Closed 23 September 2021
  • Help us provide Hamilton’s feedback on the Government’s water reform proposals

    Hamilton City Council supports the Government’s goals of ensuring safe, sustainable, and economically efficient delivery of three waters services. However, we have been clear any proposals or structural changes must be developed in full partnership with local government. Read detail on the reform proposals to date and Council’s process Right now we’re in an eight-week review period which ends on 1 October 2021. In this review period we are evaluating... More
    Closed 13 September 2021
  • Draft Permanent Public Art Policy and Draft Monuments and Memorial Art Policy Consultation

    Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on two draft policies that aim to guide decisions around public artwork, memorials, and monuments. Public Art enriches our communities – it inspires creativity and builds a sense of city pride and identity. The Draft Permanent Public Art and Draft Monuments and Memorial Art policies aim to provide clarity around what public art is, along with a better process for installing permanent public artwork, memorials, and monuments. Both... More
    Closed 9 July 2021
  • Crosby Road safety improvements

    ​Hamilton City Council is planning a safety improvement project for Crosby Road that will see changes being made to the look and feel of the neighbourhood. The improvements are designed to make it much safer for people who drive, walk or cycle on Crosby Road for access to their homes or for connecting from one part of the city to another. The safety improvements will include: traffic-calming measures safe walkways protected cycling paths. As the Wairere Drive... More
    Closed 25 June 2021
  • Hamilton central city safety perceptions survey 2021

    Public safety is consistently identified as a high priority for the people of Hamilton. The Council is committed to the ongoing revitalising of Hamilton’s central city and aims for it to be a destination where people feel safe. To help ensure the actions and activities occurring as part of our Central City Safety Strategy are working, Council conducts an annual perceptions survey. The Council is keen to hear from both individuals who are regular visitors to the central city and... More
    Closed 20 June 2021
  • Hamilton Open Air Burning Bylaw

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on the review of the Open Air Burning Bylaw 2015 as recent legislative and regulatory changes means it is no longer the best way to manage open air burning. Why are we doing this? We're proposing to revoke the Hamilton City Council Open Air Burning Bylaw 2015 Open Air Burning Bylaw 2015 The Bylaw was first adopted in 2015 and, as per the Local Government Act 2002 requirements, the Council is required to review the... More
    Closed 31 May 2021
  • Proposed light vehicle restriction – The Boulevard Area, Te Rapa

    The Boulevard area has a history of night time light vehicle problems such as noise, illegal driving behaviour (excessive speed, burnouts, etc), property vandalism (tagging) and rubbish dumping. Hamilton City Council is proposing to help the New Zealand Police address these issues by imposing a night time Light Motor Vehicle Prohibition, under the Hamilton City Traffic Bylaw 2015, in the following streets: The Boulevard Kahu Crescent Norman Hayward Place Parkinson... More
    Closed 24 May 2021
  • Maaori wards and other means of achieving Maaori representation

    Hamilton City Council is committed to making sure Maaori are best represented in our decision-making process, and is looking to establish Maaori wards from 2022 to achieve this. We want your views on establishing Maaori wards and any other ideas you have for Maaori representation. More information on why this is important and about Maaori wards is laid out here. Please have a read before giving us your feedback. Background Hamiltonians who identify as Maaori make up 23.7% of... More
    Closed 10 May 2021
  • 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan Consultation

    It’s an exciting time for Hamilton Kirikiriroa. You’ve told us what you want for our great river city and now it’s time to make it happen. We’ve used your feedback to form our plans for the next 10 years and now we need you to share your voice and shape your city. With people at the heart of everything we do, our Mayor and Councillors need your feedback before they make their final decisions about the next 10 years. We need to shape our city together. As always, we... More
    Closed 7 April 2021
  • Revenue and Financing Policy Consultation

    This work will be undertaken (and the cost incurred) over the duration of the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan, but the portion of the government compliance targeted rate aimed at District Plan costs will only be collected over the first five years. In the first year, the compliance targeted rate would be equivalent to a 4.5% average rates rise, increasing by 4.9% annually from 2022/23. We’re also proposing to transfer funding for development at Hamilton Gardens from a targeted rate to the... More
    Closed 7 April 2021
  • Growth Funding Policy Consultation

    Alongside the Long-Term Plan, Council is also consulting on other policies which support the Plan and the wider vision and strategy for our city. One of these policies is our Growth Funding Policy. This policy directs Council’s decision-making for growth projects and associated infrastructure where those projects are not aligned with Council’s Long-Term Plan. We want your views on some changes we are recommending for the policy. Council is proposing five key changes. These are... More
    Closed 7 April 2021
  • Development Contributions Policy Consultation

    Alongside the Long-Term Plan, Council is also consulting on other policies which support the Plan and the wider vision and strategy for our city. One of these policies is our Development Contributions Policy (DC Policy). This policy sets out how we share the costs of growth between the development sector and the general ratepayer. We want your views on the changes we are recommending for the policy. There are six key changes we are proposing. Detail on these changes,... More
    Closed 7 April 2021
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