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  • Proposed Stormwater Bylaw 2015

    Consultation on Council's proposed Stormwater bylaw is now closed. Submissions were open from 4 Mar 2015 to 1 April 2015. The proposed bylaw aims to protect Hamilton's waterways by ensuring the stormwater system is maintained and that water entering the system is clean and free of... More
    Opened 4 March 2015
  • Dog Control Bylaw and Policy 2015

    Consultation on the Dog Control Bylaw and Policy 2015 has now closed. Submissions were open from 4 March 2015 to 7 April 2015. The Hamilton Dog Control Policy and Bylaw encourages responsible dog ownership and sets outs the council’s approach to dealing with dog issues in the city.... More
    Opened 4 March 2015
  • 10-Year Plan 2015-25

    This consultation is now closed. The 10-Year Plan sets out our priorities, plans and budget for Hamilton over the next decade, with a specific focus on the next three years. Consultation on the 10-Year Plan was open from 13 April to 15 May 2015 and 726 submissions were received.... More
    Opened 13 April 2015
  • Revenue and Financing Policy & Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

    Consultation on the Revenue and Financing Policy and Rates Remission and Postponement has now closed, with a total of 5 submissions received. It was open from 13 April to 15 May 2015. Council used a different process to hear submissions. Engagement sessions were offered where the submitters... More
    Opened 13 April 2015
  • Hamilton Roller Skating Club - Melville Park

    The Hamilton Roller Skating Club has approached Council with a proposal to construct a speed skating track at Melville Park. The club already operates the enclosed rink at the park, and has done so for several years. This proposed speed skating track is not currently covered by the existing... More
    Opened 1 May 2015
  • Lake Management Plan Review

    Hamilton Lake Domain and Innes Common are two the city’s most popular locations, for both residents and visitors. Classified as recreation and local purpose (esplanade) reserve under the Reserves Act, the management plan area includes Lake Rotoroa, the domain which surrounds the lake, and... More
    Opened 1 May 2015
  • Hamilton Biking Plan

    The Hamilton Biking Plan outlines our vision for biking over the next 30 years. The Plan aims to deliver projects that will create a fully connected biking network that is safe, family-friendly and attractive. The Plan is not just about building new cycleways, it’s also about... More
    Opened 1 June 2015
  • Te Manatu and Mangaiti Parks Concept Plan Development

    Te Manatu Park and Mangaiti Park are two significant pieces of land in the north-eastern suburbs of Hamilton, please see link below for a map of where these parks are located. Te Manatu Park is just over 7 hectares, while Mangaiti Park is 8.83 hectares. At present, these parks are... More
    Opened 5 June 2015
  • Hamilton Heritage Plan and Funding Guidelines

    A draft Heritage Plan has been developed by the Council’s Heritage Advisory Panel and Council staff. The plan provides a holistic approach to ensuring structures, buildings and areas of heritage significance in the city are identified and conserved for future generations. Heritage funding... More
    Opened 1 July 2015
  • Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015

    Consultation on the Local Alcohol Bylaw 2015 has now closed. Submissions were open from 5 August 2015 to 2 September 2015. This bylaw controls where and when people can drink or have alcohol in their possession in public places. Currently there are 24/7 bans in the Central City and Te Rapa... More
    Opened 5 August 2015
  • Te Manatu & Mangaiti Park Consultation

    Feedback on the Te Manatu and Mangaiti Park Draft Concept Plans closed on 20 September 2015. A total of 88 submissions were received. To read the submissions, please click here (pdf, 17,712 KB). Feedback will be used to make any changes to the Draft Concept Plans. The Draft Plans will... More
    Opened 28 August 2015
  • Hamilton City Gambling Policies Review 2015

    Consultation on the Proposed Gambling Policies 2015 has now closed. Submissions were open from 2 September - 2 October 2015. Hearings are anticipated to be held 5 November 2015. Submissions A total of 78 submissions were received, with seven submitters wishing to speak at the hearing.... More
    Opened 2 September 2015
  • Frankton Neighbourhood Plan

    The draft Frankton Neighbourhood Plan is a high-level strategic document that will guide the development of one of Hamilton’s oldest suburbs for the next 10-20 years. The plan sets out a number of early, short and longer term projects for the area that support five key outcomes. ... More
    Opened 12 November 2015
  • Public Places Bylaw 2016 and Policy

    Consultation on Public Places Byaw 2016 and Policy has now closed. Hamilton City Council sought feedback on a proposed policy and bylaw that aims to minimise public nuisance and protect public health and safety. The proposed Public Places Bylaw 2016 and Policy provide guidance and enforcement... More
    Opened 2 December 2015
  • Proposed Hamilton Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw 2016

    The opportunity to give feedback has closed. A new draft bylaw which helps protect the community and the environment has been proposed, and feedback is sought from the community. Submissions can be made on the Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw over the next two months, and there will be a... More
    Opened 1 March 2016
  • Founders Theatre

    Feedback has closed. Founders Theatre developments will be updated over the coming months on the Council's website at More
    Opened 6 May 2016
  • Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2016

    This consultation has now closed. Council on 28 April 2016 adopted a revised Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy. This Policy regulates the location and number of venues which have gambling machines (Class 4 venues) within Hamilton City. A potential further change to the policy has been... More
    Opened 16 May 2016
  • Hamilton East Neighbourhood Plan

    The draft Hamilton East Neighbourhood Plan is a strategic document aiming to make Hamilton East a popular and attractive character suburb that remembers its history. This plan is a key project identified in the Hamilton Plan to highlight our distinctive suburban villages and guide... More
    Opened 22 July 2016
  • Municipal and Domain Endowment Funds

    Municipal and Domain Endowment Funds The Council is changing the Municipal and Domain Endowment Funds Policy to enable these funds to be applied to a broader range of “municipal purposes” including consideration of wider public benefits which are consistent with the Council’s strategic... More
    Opened 30 August 2016
  • Draft Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan

    The opportunity to give feedback has closed. Council is holding hearings for those who indicated they wished to speak on Thursday 23 February in the Council Chambers. To view submissions, scroll down to Related Links at the bottom of this page and click the link "Submissions". ... More
    Opened 7 October 2016
  • Hamilton's Waste Review

    This consultation has closed. If you are interested to read more about fight the landfill, or to view all submisions Council received on this consultation, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Fight the Landfill link. ... More
    Opened 17 October 2016
  • Project White Light

    A programme to install and trial smart LED lighting into an area of Hillcrest around Waikato University is to commence in late February 2017. The new lighting and trial will form part of a business case that will allow Council to determine if this type of technology can be rolled out... More
    Opened 7 February 2017
  • Project White Light post LED installation

    We are now a few weeks into the trial of the new LED streetlight smart technology in the Hillcrest around Waikato University area and we want to find out how local Hillcrest residents rate their new street lighting. Please take a moment to fill in this survey. More
    Opened 5 April 2017
  • Hamilton City Council's Proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan

    We are currently seeking feedback on our proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan, which sets out the Council's draft budget for July 2017 to June 2018. In 2015 the Council produced a 10-Year Plan, which outlines our priorities and plans for the next decade. It also includes detailed budgets for the... More
    Opened 7 April 2017
  • Zoo Plan

    The opportunity to provide feedback on the Zoo Master Plan closed on 19 May 2017. More
    Opened 11 April 2017
  • Flagstaff North Playground Survey

    New playgrounds are coming to the Flagstaff North area The Playgrounds of the Future Plan looks to develop destination playgrounds across the city. So far we have built seven destination playgrounds at Hamilton Lake Domain, Parana Park, Claudelands Park, Tauhara Park, Minogue Park, Dominion... More
    Opened 13 June 2017
  • Hamilton City Safety Perceptions Survey 2017

    Taking safety in the central city seriously and responding to public concerns about feeling unsafe are the drivers for the Current Central City Safety Plan which was adopted by the Council on 3 September 2014. Each year a survey to understand people’s perceptions around the safety... More
    Opened 21 June 2017
  • Draft Hamilton Housing Accord Policy

    The opportunity to give feedback has now closed. Hamilton City Council and the Government signed a Housing Accord on 22 December 2016 as a way to increase housing supply and improve housing affordability in Hamilton. Council has proposed a policy going into further practical details... More
    Opened 22 June 2017
  • Speed Limit Bylaw 2013 - Proposed Amendments

    This consultation has now closed. Council will be hearing verbal submissions from those who wished to speak in support of thier submission on 1 November 2017 in the Council Chambers. This is a public forum which anyone can attend to listen to the proceedings. ... More
    Opened 8 August 2017
  • Development Contributions Policy Review 2017-2018

    Hamilton City Council’s Development Contributions policy is coming up for review. There will be workshops in October-November this year in advance of the formal public consultation scheduled for March-April 2018. You are encouraged to get involved and have your say. The following short... More
    Opened 14 September 2017
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