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Proposed Plan Change 4 - Miscellaneous Plan Change

Proposed Plan Change 4 proposes a number of administrative changes to the Operative Hauraki District Plan.

The proposed changes are to amend definitions; correct cross references; update maps, schedules (eg Significant Natural Areas, Heritage Features, Significant Trees) and references to external documents; and to make relatively minor amendments to improve overall consistency and administration of the District Plan.

Submissions on Proposed Plan Change 4 closed at 4pm on 16 October 2020 and further submissions closed at 4pm, 16 November 2020 and further submissions on 16 November 2020.

Council resolved that items are to be treated as Operative (no submissions, or only submissions in support received). Following on from the Council resolution, the affected maps are in the process of being updated and we expect to have them completed in the first quarter of 2021.

View the plan change documents.

Status of Plan Change Items

Plan Change 4 is made up of 130 Items

Now Operative:

Items: 2, 4 - 6, 9 - 19, 20a – 20b, 22 – 24, 26 - 30, 34 - 38, 39a – 42, 44 – 50, 51a - 60, 61a – 61c, 63, 65, 67, 69 – 72, 74 – 79, 81 – 92, 98, 100 – 106 and 108 – 117.

Operative 16 November 2020.

Council Resolutions:

THAT the Hauraki District Council approves Items: 2, 4-6, 9-19, 20a-20b, 22-24, 26-30, 34-38, 39a-42, 44-50, 51a-60, 61a-61c, 63, 65, 67, 69-72, 74-79, 81-92, 98, 100-106, 108-117 of Proposed Plan Change 4: Miscellaneous Plan Change in accordance with clause 17 (1) and
(3) in Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991, and affixes the seal to Council to the plan change document incorporating those items, and

THAT the Hauraki District Council, in accordance with clause 20 (1) and (2) in Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991, publicly notifies that Items: 2, 4-6, 9-19, 20a-20b, 22-24, 26-30, 34-38, 39a-42, 44-50, 51a-60, 61a-61c, 63, 65, 67, 69-72, 74-79, 81-92, 98, 100-106, 108-117 of Plan Change 4: Miscellaneous Plan Change will become ‘Operative’ from 16 November 2020

To be treated as Operative:

Items: 3, 7, 8, 20, 31, 32, 33, 39, 51, 61, 63a and 68 have to be treated as operative (no submission, or only submissions in support, received).

View the Items to be treated as operative [PDF, 224 KB] PDF document

Items requiring a Hearing

Items: 1, 6a, 21, 25, 43, 58, 62, 64, 66, 73, 80, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99 and 107.

(submissions in opposition and support, or in opposition only, received)

Further submissions were also received from 4 parties. Proposed Plan Change 4 Further Submissions [PDF, 654 KB] PDF document


A hearing for submitters and further submitters has been scheduled to commence on 18 March 2021 (and 22 March if required) where submitters can present their submissions and evidence (if any) to the District Plan Committee of Council.

View the hearing information

Plan Change 1

Plan change 1 became 'operative' on 16 September 2019.

View more about Plan Change 1 including the Council decision:

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
  • noise
  • 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.

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.