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Proposed Change 1 to the Hauraki District Plan

Proposed Plan Change 1: Rule Plan Change (the Plan Change) is to be publicly notified on 1 November 2018 and is now open for submissions from the public.

The purpose of the Plan Change is to remove impediments to affordable residential development and to provide for affordable housing options in a sustainable manner.

To achieve this, the Plan Change proposes fewer restrictions on development within some areas of the District through: amendments to the current subdivision and development standards for the residential zones, provision for minor dwelling units in the residential and rural zones, and less restrictive earthworks standards for the urban zones.

Proposed Plan Change 1 Documents

The actual proposed rule changes can be found in each of the plan sections in Appendix A. The proposed changes are shown in red in the documents. 

Please note that the proposed rules (as set out in the Plan Change) do not have legal effect until the Plan Change has been through the submissions process and decisions on those submissions made, and notified. However, from the time submissions close, those rules on which no submissions have been received in opposition are to be treated as operative.

Or you can call into one of our offices or libraries to view the information.


Tell us what you think

We want your feedback on these proposed changes from 1 to 30 November 2018.

Any person may make a submission on the Plan Change.

Submission forms

You can share your thoughts with us by making a submission online: 

Online submission form

Alternatively you may wish to download the Proposed Plan Change 1 Submission Form [PDF, 117 KB] pdf.gif

or collect one from one of our Hauraki District Council offices or libraries.

Written submissions should be:

  • Posted to: The Chief Executive, Hauraki District Council, PO Box 17, Paeroa 3640; or
  • Emailed to; or
  • Delivered to one of the Council offices.

If you would like a submission form posted to you, please phone us on 07 862 8609 or freephone 0800 734 834 (within the District).

Public Notice

View the public notice for Proposed Plan Change 1


A newsletter about Plan Change 1 is being sent out to every ratepayer with the next instalment of their rates notice. A copy of that newsletter is available online.

View the newsletter for Proposed Plan Change 1