What is the District Plan?
The Hauraki District Plan is the primary document for the management of the effects of land use and development within the Hauraki District.
The Hauraki District Plan has two sections; Hauraki Section and Franklin Section.
The Hauraki Section became operative on 26 September 2014 and is the result of a review process that included extensive consultation with ratepayers and other interested parties. It addresses issues such as:
- effects of land use
- natural hazards
- surface of water activities
- indigenous biodiversity.
The Franklin Section was added to the Hauraki District Plan when the Franklin area was added to the Hauraki District on 1 November 2010. It became operative on 29 February 2000.
The District Plan provides rules for how landowners and occupiers can build on or develop their land. Depending on which zone(s) your land is located in will determine what activities and development you can do on your property as of right, and those for which you would first need a resource consent. District Plan rules cover matters such as residential, industrial and commercial development, subdivision, noise and the location and height of buildings.
The Plan sits within a wider resource management framework, where regulations, plans and planning documents have been created at the national, regional and district levels.
Proposed Plan Change 4 - Miscellaneous Plan Change
Proposed Plan Change 4 proposes a number of administrative changes to the Operative Hauraki District Plan.
Plan Change 1
Plan change 1 became 'operative' on 16 September 2019.
View more about Plan Change 1 including the Council decision:
Which Section to use?
Anyone who lives or operates in the Franklin area that is part of the Hauraki District, for example landowners, developers, and builders will need to refer to the Franklin Section.
Those who live in or operate in the rest of the Hauraki District will need to refer to the Hauraki Section.