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  • Claudelands Park - Proposed Changes to Reserve Classification

    Under Section 24 of the Reserves Act 1977, Hamilton City Council is proposing to change the reserve classification for part of Claudelands Park. The proposal is to reclassify part of Lot 1 DP 386843 from recreation reserve to local purpose (community facility) reserve. The reclassification... More
    Opened 13 September 2019
  • Draft Plan Change 11 – Residential Density

    This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with Clause 3, Schedule 1 of the RMA. We are proposing to make some changes to the District Plan and are seeking feedback on the draft changes. This is initial feedback only; a formal submission process will follow later. These... More
    Opened 23 August 2019
  • Melville Skate Park

    Thanks for your interest in the Melville skate park project. This is an upgrade of a much-loved skate facility which, based on the feedback we’ve had, has reached the end of its life. We would like your feedback on the skate space and the layout of the park. ... More
    Opened 22 August 2019
  • Mahoe Park sports field development

    As part of its 2018-2028 10-Year Plan decisions, the Council has committed funding to the improvement of Mahoe Park. For many years the park has been designated for sports, and we’re now in a position to develop it for organised sports events. Our development of Mahoe Park responds to... More
    Opened 16 August 2019
  • Proposed Light Motor Vehicle Prohibition - Arthur Porter Drive area

    Arthur Porter Drive 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... More
    Opened 29 July 2019
  • Proposed Light Vehicle Prohibition - Duke and Ellis St areas

    The Duke and Ellis Street areas have 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... More
    Opened 29 July 2019
  • Notification of Proposed Plan Change 6- Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change

    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... More
    Opened 20 July 2019
  • Parks Survey

    Thanks for your interest in Hamilton City Council’s 2019 Parks Survey. In this survey, “parks” covers a range of areas and uses, including developed sports parks (for club and school competitions), natural areas, dog exercise areas, destination parks, playgrounds, river paths... More
    Opened 18 July 2019
  • Hamilton City Prostitution Bylaw - July 2019

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback following the review of the Hamilton City Prostitution Bylaw 2009. Why are we doing this? The Bylaw was last reviewed in 2009 as per the Local Government Act 2002 requirements. The Council is required to review the existing bylaw... More
    Opened 1 July 2019
  • Rotokauri Transport Hub and Proposed Changes to Tasman Rd

    Consultation has been extended until Sunday 21 July 2019. Hamilton is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and we are embracing this growth and the opportunities it brings. We’re investing $2B in the city’s biggest-ever 10-year capital programme to set the platform for... More
    Opened 24 June 2019
  • Hamilton Central City Safety Perceptions Survey 2019

    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... More
    Opened 7 June 2019
  • Solid Waste Bylaw 2019

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on the Hamilton City Solid Waste Bylaw and welcomes your views. The Bylaw was last reviewed in 2012 as per the Local Government Act 2002 (the LGA) requirements. However, the roll out of the Council’s new residential rubbish and... More
    Opened 4 June 2019
  • Hamilton Moving Together – transport survey

    We’re wanting to learn more about how people get around Hamilton, to help the Council better plan for and meet the changing transport needs of our growing city. This will help us decide where and how to invest in transport and public places. Everyone who lives in, works in or visits... More
    Opened 21 May 2019
  • Proposed Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2019

    Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on its proposed Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy. This Policy regulates the location and number of venues and clubs which have gambling machines in Hamilton. A Class 4 venue is somewhere with non-casino gambling machines (pokies), including clubs and... More
    Opened 17 May 2019
  • Draft West Town Belt Masterplan

    The vision for Hamilton’s West Town Belt is to create "a dynamic, connected and treasured inner-city destination for everyone". The West Town Belt (WTB) is a large 54-hectare site in the centre of Hamilton and an important public open space that can contribute to delivering the... More
    Opened 29 April 2019
  • Melville Skate and Play Space Upgrade Survey

    Hamilton City Council is upgrading the Melville skate park and play space. The project will result in a refreshed multi-use skate and play space for the whole community to enjoy. We want to hear from you about what you would like to see as part of the upgrade. This will inform the concept... More
    Opened 18 April 2019
  • Development Contributions Policy Update

    Hamilton City Council is updating its current Development Contributions Policy. Hamilton has experienced strong growth in recent years. Growth provides economic and social benefits to our city, but we need to manage it well. Providing services to more people, more homes and more... More
    Opened 9 April 2019
  • Hamilton Gardens Draft Management Plan

    The Hamilton Gardens is an outstanding public park contributing to the social, cultural and economic good of Hamilton. LET’S MAKE IT EVEN BETTER... Hamilton City Council is reviewing the Hamilton Gardens Management Plan to reflect the current aspirations for... More
    Opened 8 April 2019
  • Making the District Plan more enabling (Plan Change 6)

    Hamilton City Council’s District Plan guides development within the city. The Council is constantly reviewing and updating it to make sure it’s fit for purpose and enabling good development in Hamilton. As part of the Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP),... More
    Opened 3 April 2019
  • Hamilton Speed Management Plan

    SAFER ROADS, SAFER SPEEDS HAMILTON We want everyone who calls Hamilton home, or visits our city, to be safe when using our streets and roads. That means in our busy city we need the right speeds on the right roads for all, whether walking to the shops, biking to school, driving to work or... More
    Opened 2 April 2019
  • Hamilton City Prostitution Bylaw

    Prostitution Bylaw Hearings cancelled. The Hearings on Hamilton City Council’s Prostitution Bylaw review, scheduled for 4 June 2019, have been cancelled after an omission was identified in the Council’s resolution to consult on the bylaw at its 14 March 2019 meeting. ... More
    Opened 18 March 2019
  • Special Housing Area proposal – Quentin Dr (enlarged)

    Hamilton City Council has received another application for an Special Housing Area (SHA) accessed off Quentin Dr. This application is for 111 homes in an area currently zoned for industrial development (next to the new Bunnings in south Hamilton). This application does include a site... More
    Opened 18 March 2019
  • New Fenced Dog Exercise Area

    Thanks for your interest in our project to develop a new fenced (off-leash) dog exercise area in one of Hamilton’s parks. After assessing several parks around the city, and in line with our Pooches in Parks plan, we have settled on three possible locations for this new fenced dog... More
    Opened 12 March 2019
  • Your Rototuna

    In 2018 the Council set aside $19.6M for the development of community facilities in Rototuna. This money is for: a community centre and library, with bookable rooms and meeting places a town square carparks The Council also committed to investigating partnership... More
    Opened 27 February 2019
  • How Welcoming or Inclusive is Hamilton?

    Hamilton is ethnically diverse and its residents represent 160 ethnic groups from around the world, making up 22% of the population in Hamilton. Many of our city’s ethnic residents came here as migrants, refugees or international students. We want to understand how we can support... More
    Opened 21 February 2019
  • Proposed Parks, Domains and Reserves Bylaw 2019

    The Council is consulting on the proposed Parks, Domains and Reserves Bylaw, which provides for the protection of the City’s parks from damage and misuse, and to allow for their effective management. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the Council is obligated to review this bylaw. ... More
    Opened 18 February 2019
  • Draft Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves Management Plan

    The Council is consulting on the Draft Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves Management Plan, which covers how the city’s smaller open spaces will be operated. Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves are the smaller sized public open spaces that provide informal recreation spaces and amenity value... More
    Opened 12 November 2018
  • Proposed Light Motor Vehicle Prohibition in Chanan Place, Te Rapa

    Chanan Place 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... More
    Opened 28 September 2018
  • West Town Belt Masterplan – Phase 1 Stakeholder Engagement

    Hamilton City Council is preparing a masterplan for the West Town Belt. The West Town Belt is an extensive tract of open space along the edge of the central city, connecting the Hamilton Lake Domain to the Waikato River. The masterplan will provide a long-term, spatial plan to... More
    Opened 25 August 2018
  • 2018 Representation Review: Initial Proposal

    We’re reviewing our representation arrangements in time for the 2019 Council elections. We have an initial proposal and we’d like to hear your views. What is the representation review? The purpose of the Representation Review is to establish whether our current arrangements for fair... More
    Opened 24 August 2018
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