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  • 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
  • He Pou Manawa Ora - Pillars of Wellbeing

    He Pou Manawa Ora – Pillars of Wellbeing is a strategy which outlines Hamilton City Council’s vision for a city that celebrates its whole history, including its unique Maaori heritage, natural environmental wonders and ensures everyone has a voice in developing its future. The document recognises Maaori as key partners in determining Hamilton’s future and covers issues ranging from city artworks to Council policies. It aims to achieve better outcomes for Maaori and... More
    Closed 4 March 2021
  • E-scooter survey 2021

    Hi there, Thank you for clicking through to our survey; we really appreciate your time and feedback. In August 2019, we launched a personal hire device scheme in Hamilton. Our first operator in the city is e-scooter provider LIME. We gathered feedback from the community in early 2020 on that e-scooter service and asked people whether they had used an e-scooter during that period. ... More
    Closed 1 March 2021
  • Hammond Park Playground Upgrade

    We’re planning to upgrade the playground at Hammond Park in Riverlea. It will remain a small neighbourhood play space but with a few more pieces of equipment than the current swing set so it’s more fun for local kids. We’re also proposing to add a toilet. We will use natural materials so everything blends in. Your feedback will help us with our design so please share your voice by 28 February. More
    Closed 28 February 2021
  • Proposal to declare a section of Korikori Green a Pedestrian Mall

    STATEMENT OF PROPOSAL Hamilton City Council (Council) is seeking community feedback on a proposal to declare a section of Korikori Green a Pedestrian Mall to limit through vehicle access between North City Road and Kimbrae Drive, except when there are events in Korikori Park or the immediately surrounding area. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? Korikori Green is a road that was constructed in conjunction with Korikori Park and provides access and parking to the park. It also... More
    Closed 28 February 2021
  • Steele Park facilities upgrade

    Hamilton City Council is responsible for providing safe recreational spaces for our community to enjoy and that meet their needs. The community facilities at Steele Park – the public toilets, changing rooms and sports pavilion – are no longer fit for purpose and are due for renewal. We want to work with the Hamilton East community to make improvements. This consultation is focused on encouraging local businesses, park users, community groups and Hamilton East residents to... More
    Closed 13 December 2020
  • Peacocke: Weaving together a new community

    We have an awesome opportunity to shape the Peacocke community from the ground up. You’ve told us a lot in the past few years about what sort of neighbourhood you like to live in. You’ve told us you need the basics like good quality, affordable housing, that is attractive and varied. We know it’s important to you to have great places to spend time in as a community that are safe, lots of open spaces like parks and playgrounds and places that celebrate the area’s... More
    Closed 9 December 2020
  • Hamilton City Council Stormwater Bylaw

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on the review of the Hamilton City Council Stormwater Bylaw 2015 (Hamilton Stormwater Bylaw). WHAT IS THE STORMWATER BYLAW? The Hamilton Stormwater Bylaw helps protect Hamilton’s streams and the Waikato River by setting out responsibilities regarding the management of stormwater within the City. The bylaw provides guidance on what can and cannot enter the stormwater system and enables Council to: manage the... More
    Closed 9 December 2020
  • Biking and Micro-mobility Programme

    Help us to create Hamilton’s Biking and Micro-mobility Programme. Micro-mobility is referring to e-scooters and e-skateboards. This programme will look at ways to encourage people to bike, e-scoot or skate safely and enjoyably around our great river city. With more and more people calling Hamilton home, we need to make sure our streets and neighbourhoods support this growth, now and into the future. Our vision is for a city that’s safe, fun and easy to get around – no matter how... More
    Closed 29 November 2020
  • Your Rototuna

    Ka toituu, ka ataahua te whakawhanake whenua ki Rototuna Enabling the development of attractive and sustainable community in the Rototuna growth area. The Rototuna community village is entering a very exciting phase where the input you have provided over the past two years is able to be seen in concepts and ideas being developed for the library, community hub, open spaces and play areas. More
    Closed 27 November 2020
  • Hamilton (Trading in) Public Places Policy

    Hamilton City Council are proposing changes to the Hamilton City Council Public Places Policy. The Public Places Policy was first adopted in 2009 as per the Local Government Act 2002 requirements. The Council is required to review the existing policy every three years as per the Hamilton Significance and Engagement Policy. A summary of the proposed changes are also available in the following languages: Chinese Hindi Spanish PROPOSED... More
    Closed 12 November 2020
  • What's the future for the Founders site?

    Founders Theatre has been closed since 2016. It sits on a triangle of inner-city parkland in the heart of the West Town Belt, a band of open space linking the Hamilton Lake Domain to the Waikato River. We closed the theatre because of safety concerns over the operation of the stage house fly system and fire and other safety hazard protection. The building is also earthquake-prone and the cost to restore it has been estimated at $12M to $20M. In 2016, the majority of... More
    Closed 3 November 2020
  • Proposed Safer Speed Areas – Huntington and St James Dr areas

    As part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all, we’re proposing a speed limit change from 50km/h to 40km/h on all residential streets within the Huntington and St James areas. These areas are indicated on the map above. The Safer Speed Areas we are proposing support a wider Hamilton City Council project, which will see the implementation of new safer cycling routes for people on bikes in these Huntington areas. It also aligns with our Hamilton Speed... More
    Closed 18 October 2020
  • New fenced dog exercise area 2020

    With more than 12,000 registered dogs, Hamilton’s a dog-lovin’ place! We want to make the city even more dog-friendly, including offering more spaces for our canine residents and their people to exercise securely. We’re getting ready to build the city’s first fenced dog exercise area. Fenced exercise areas give pooches, their owners and other people the confidence all park users can romp freely and safely. Last year we asked dog owners for their... More
    Closed 6 September 2020
  • Hamilton Gardens Management Plan Review

    Hamilton Gardens has exciting development plans and we want your input. Creating a world-class experience We listened to your initial feedback and we have developed a new layout concept for Hamilton Gardens that retains the Rhododendron Lawn. Now we want to know what you think – have we got it right? Parking is currently fragmented throughout the Hamilton Gardens site. The two entrances are disconnected and the carparks are not easily accessible. On busy days... More
    Closed 9 August 2020
  • Hamilton Central City Safety Perceptions Survey 2020

    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 also... More
    Closed 4 August 2020
  • Back on Track Hamilton's COVID-19 response budget - Draft Annual Plan 2020/21

    The year ahead – what do you think? Every year councils develop a plan which sets out the projects and budget for the year ahead. This year’s Annual Plan marks Year 3 of our 2018-28 10-Year Plan. COVID-19 has meant we’re looking to adjust what we said we’d do. We’re proposing some significant changes to our original plan, to keep our city on track and help us recover from the impact of COVID-19. Please take the time to read through this document. Your opinion is... More
    Closed 10 July 2020
  • Hamilton Safety in Public Places Bylaw

    Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on the Hamilton Safety in Public Places Bylaw. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? Hamilton City Council are proposing minor changes to the Hamilton Safety in Public Places Bylaw to better reflect the way we keep our community safe. Hamilton Safety in Public Places Bylaw 2014 The Bylaw was first adopted in 2014 as per the Local Government Act 2002 requirements. The Council is required to review the... More
    Closed 30 June 2020
  • Elliot Park - Nawton Skatepark and playground upgrade

    We’re planning changes to this well-loved local skatepark and playground. We’re proposing to refurbish the existing skate area and extend it, providing more features. The current playground will be replaced and a half basketball court and new park furniture added. Consultation closes Monday 15 June. Find out more at hamilton.govt.nz/nawtonskatepark More
    Closed 15 June 2020
  • Who you gonna call? Tagbusters

    Hamilton City Council's Tagbusters are the city’s graffiti removal team and their top priority is to remove all tagging/graffiti on property which is visible from public spaces. Tagging is images or lettering which are painted, drawn, scrawled or scratched, or any form of marking on property without the permission of the property owner. It’s unwanted vandalism and is a criminal offence. We are always looking for ways to reduce graffiti vandalism in Hamilton and therefore we are... More
    Closed 31 January 2020
  • 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 will allow the Council to grant a new lease to Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust to continue to provide its services from the Waikato Settlement Centre building and enable a future building... More
    Closed 13 October 2019
  • Hinemoa 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 Hinemoa Park. The proposal is to reclassify part of Section 1 SO 57622 from recreation reserve to local purpose (community facility) reserve. The reclassification will allow greater flexibility for community use of the former Stadium Bowling facility, and more specifically enable the Council to grant a lease to K'aute Pasifika Trust for its Proposed Pan Pacific... More
    Closed 4 October 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 changes are around residential density and were recommendations from the Regulatory Effectiveness and Efficiency Programme (REEP). The changes include: reducing the minimum section sizes in... More
    Closed 30 September 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. Please note: Please be aware when providing a submission/giving feedback/responding to a survey that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name but not... More
    Closed 6 September 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 increasing city-wide demand for sports parks: as the city’s population grows, so does the need for sports fields for a range of codes. We’ve identified Mahoe Park as suitable for baseball... More
    Closed 6 September 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 opportunity to update some transmission corridor maps with updated information; and rezone Council-owned land adjoining Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park so it can become part of the same reserve.... More
    Closed 2 September 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 issues by imposing a night time light vehicle prohibition, under the Hamilton City Traffic Bylaw 2015, in the following streets: Clem Newby Road Winders Road Chafer Place ... More
    Closed 16 August 2019
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