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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 contaminants. Submissions A total of 5 submissions were received. To access the submissions, please click here . Document Description Fact... More
    Closed 1 April 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. The policy and bylaw also identifies where dogs are allowed to exercise off leash in the city. We’ve recently reviewed the policy and bylaw and are proposing some minor changes that will clarify... More
    Closed 7 April 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. The Council received feedback in a variety of ways, including online and paper submissions, social media feedback (Facebook and Twitter) and through public, targeted and Maaori engagement sessions,... More
    Closed 15 May 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 had the opportunitity to talk to the Mayor and councillors, and provide feedback. These replaced the hearings format we have used in the past. Revenue and Financing Policy / Rates Remission... More
    Closed 15 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 Innes Common, which accommodates the Hamilton Yacht Club and is used for club cricket and hockey (the Gallagher Waikato Hockey Centre). Other features of Lake Domain include The Verandah Café... More
    Closed 31 May 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 management plan for the park, and construction of the track will require Hamilton City Council to grant a new community occupancy lease to the club under the Researves Act 1977. However, it is... More
    Closed 6 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 undeveloped – they're essentially blank canvasses of land which Council must develop to meet the needs of the communities around them, as well as the residents from across the city, who are also... More
    Closed 19 June 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 promoting biking in the city and providing educational programmes for all road users to create a bike-friendly city for Hamiltonians now and in the future. Feedback was sought for the plan between 2 –... More
    Closed 19 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 guidelines that set out how the Council’s $100,000 heritage fund will be managed have also been developed. We'd appreciate your feedback on the plan and guidelines. More
    Closed 29 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 areas. A further 10pm - 6am ban applies citywide. The Council has reviewed the Public Places Liquor Control Bylaw 2009 and has identified that the bylaw works well but the language used needs... More
    Closed 7 September 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 be presented to Council for discussion and will be used to inform future management plans for these parks. For any queries on this project or consultation, please contact Parks and Open Spaces... More
    Closed 20 September 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. Please click here to view the submissions. The Hamilton City Council is reviewing its Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and TAB Board Venue Policy. These policies control where gaming (pokie)... More
    Closed 2 October 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. Consultation for the Frankton Neighbourhood Plan has closed. Please contact City Planning Unit if you have any queries. More
    Closed 4 December 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 for a wide range of activities in public places across the city, including outdoor dining, signage, mobile trading and busking. Submissions A total of 32 submissions were received, with seven... More
    Closed 15 January 2016
  • 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 public information day on Tuesday 22 March, between 4pm and 7pm, at the Municipal Building in Garden Place. The proposed Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw Sets out what is and is not... More
    Closed 1 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 identified. The further amendment would allow existing operators within the permitted gambling area to move to another venue within the permitted gambling area. Currently this is not allowed under the... More
    Closed 17 June 2016
  • Founders Theatre

    Feedback has closed. Founders Theatre developments will be updated over the coming months on the Council's website at hamilton.govt.nz/founders More
    Closed 30 June 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 future developments. The opportunity to provide feedback on the plan has closed. More
    Closed 11 August 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 plans. More
    Closed 12 September 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. _______________________________________________________ We’re proposing the biggest change in our city’s rubbish and recycling collection for more than 15 years, and we want you to have your say. At the moment our weekly kerbside... More
    Closed 30 November 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". ________________________________________________________________ Hamilton Lake Domain and Innes Common are of two the city's most popular locations, for both residents and visitors. Council's Parks and... More
    Closed 11 December 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 across the city. This is the first area in Hamilton to be completely upgraded and to incorporate "smart" lighting, and the benefits of the system include lower electricity usage, less maintenance and... More
    Closed 20 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
    Closed 26 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 first three years of the plan. The 2017/18 Annual Plan presents the budget for the third year of the 2015-25 10-Year Plan, updated for any changes. An important part of the Annual Plan is a ... More
    Closed 7 May 2017
  • Zoo Plan

    The opportunity to provide feedback on the Zoo Master Plan closed on 19 May 2017. More
    Closed 19 May 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 of the central city along with particular issues and concerns is conducted. This survey is currently open until 30 June 2017, which will feed into the annual scorecard that is presented to the Council... More
    Closed 3 July 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 Park and Hamilton Gardens. Destination playgrounds give children a unique play experience. They are large, themed playgrounds with high-quality, creative and sustainable equipment designed to be fun,... More
    Closed 9 July 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 related to identifying key areas in the city known as Special Housing Areas. The opportunity to provide feedback has closed. To view submissions received by Council, please scroll down to the... More
    Closed 16 July 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. __________________________ Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the speed limit schedules within the Hamilton City Speed Limit Bylaw 2013 to set speed limits on any... More
    Closed 24 September 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 survey will provide Council important information to aid the development of policy options leading up to formal public consultation, and will only take a few minutes to complete. What is a Development... More
    Closed 6 October 2017
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