Making the District Plan more enabling (Plan Change 6)

Closed 10 May 2019

Opened 3 Apr 2019

Feedback Updated 6 Jun 2019

We Asked

In April 2019 to early May 2019 we sought your initial feedback on Draft Plan Change 6 - Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change. This involved seeking feedback on:

  • the recommendations from the Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP) review proposed to make the District Plan more enabling and workable
  • the correction of a mapping error in relation to the transmission line buffer zone
  • rezoning Council-owned land bordering Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park to reflect the site’s purpose as a reserve.

You Said

We received 22 responses with 182 different feedback points. The feedback included a large amount of support for making the District Plan more enabling and workable. The feedback also included recommendations to incorporate additional changes to the District Plan and amend or correct a wide range of the draft provisions within Plan Change 6.

We Did

Seventeen amendments have been made to Draft Plan Change 6 following the feedback. These include technical corrections and minor amendments to provisions. The matters that were not included either fell outside the scope of Plan Change 6, are being addressed under a separate plan change or need more research and evidence before being incorporated into the District Plan. The next step is for Draft Plan Change 6 to be publicly notified. You will then have the opportunity to formally submit on the proposed changes.

Overview

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.

HAVE YOUR SAY

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 hamilton.govt.nz/planchange6

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 hamilton.govt.nz

Events

  • Join us at a public drop-in session

    From 9 Apr 2019 at 15:00 to 9 Apr 2019 at 17:00

    If you’d like to talk to one of our friendly team about the changes, join us at a drop-in session.
    Venue: Reception Lounge, Hamilton City Council, Garden Place

  • Drop-in session - * Only residents affected by the Transmission line buffer line

    From 11 Apr 2019 at 15:30 to 11 Apr 2019 at 18:30

    *This session is specifically for those residents affected by the Transmission line buffer line realignment only*
    Venue: Life & Light Community Church, 703 Wairere Drive, Chartwell.