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Hauraki District Council has been administering the Hauraki District Plan and the Franklin District Plan side by side from 1 November 2010. There are no plans to unify the two District Plans into one at this stage.

What this means on a practical level is that anyone who lives or operates in the Franklin area that is now part of the Hauraki District, for example landowners, developers, and builders, will continue to be bound by the Franklin District Plan rules after 1 November 2010.

The Franklin District Plan rules will remain the same and will be enforced by the Hauraki District Council.


Franklin's District Plan is a legal document required under the Resource Management Act 1991. Franklin's District Plan became operative on 29 February 2000. The District Plan helps us as a District to manage our natural and built resources.

The District Plan provides a single set of resource management provisions that apply to all rural and urban areas in the Kaiaua area of the District. Some of the provisions may affect you if you are wanting to build, subdivide or change the use of your land.

Select the following link for information on Plan Changes to the Franklin District Plan: Plan Changes

Note only some parts of the Franklin District Plan are relevant to the Kaiaua area. e.g. not all zones occur in the Kaiaua area. 

View the Franklin District Plan Text      View the Franklin District Plan Maps


The maps are available below in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Adobe Acrobat document.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit www.adobe.com and download a free copy of the reader.

Franklin District Plan 

The Franklin District Plan is set out in parts detailing policies and rules for activities and development. - Last updated October 2013

Section One - Introduction
Section Two - District-Wide Matters
Section Three - Issues and Objectives
Section Four - Rules: Subdivision and Zones
Structure plans
Section Five - Appendices
Section Six - Schedule of designations

Printed Copies and CDs

To purchase a copy of the Franklin District Plan you may call into one of our Council Offices or contact info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz 

The cost for purchasing the Franklin District Plan including GST is –

Printed Copy 
Text & Maps – printed $215.00 (comes in 2 PVC ringbinders)

Postage $10.00

CD $20.00 (postage included)