Making the District Plan more enabling (Plan Change 6)

Closes 10 May 2019

Opened 3 Apr 2019


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), we asked people who have done development in Hamilton – what could we change to make it easier for you? We listened and have drafted a range of changes to make our District Plan more enabling and workable. These changes range from amended definitions to making one duplex permitted on a rear site.

While we’re asking for feedback on the REEP recommendations, we are taking the opportunity to make two other changes to the District Plan to:

  • correct a mapping error in relation to the transmission line buffer zone
  • rezone Council-owned land bordering Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park to reflect the site’s purpose as a reserve.


A)  Give us your views on the proposed change to a transmission line buffer zone here 

B)  Give us your views on proposed confirmation of rezoning of land bordering Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park here 

C)  Give us your views on the proposed changes to rules from the Regulatory Effectiveness and Efficiency Programme (REEP) - click in the box below.

Full details of the proposed changes are available at

Feedback is open until 4.30pm on Friday 10 May 2019.

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 contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council's public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council's website at