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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.

Plan Change 4 progress indicator

Changes to the District Plan

Decisions Released 18 June 2021

At its meeting on 26 May 2021, the Hauraki District Council approved the decisions on submissions and further submissions on Proposed Plan Change 4 that were recommended by the District Plan Committee. The Committee (Proposed Plan Change 4) was appointed by the Council, and delegated authority pursuant to section 34(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991, to hear, consider and recommend decisions on submissions and further submissions.

The recommended decisions were made by the District Plan Committee following the closing of the hearing held on 18 and 22 April 2021. The Committee considered all submissions and further submissions, and heard evidence at the hearing.

Public Notice

Decision of Council [PDF, 4.7 MB] PDF document 


Any submitter or further submitter to Plan Change 4: Miscellaneous is able to appeal the decision made by Council to the Environment Court.

If a submitter or further submitter wished to appeal all or any part of the decision they are advised to seek legal advice. Submissions that were deemed ‘out of scope’ have no Environment Court appeal rights. In addition, no appeal rights exist in relation to the withdrawn Items (6a and 93).

An appeal must be lodged with the Registrar of the Environment Court, PO Box 7147, Wellesley Street, Auckland within 30 working days of service of the notice of decision by Council. Assuming service of the notice of decision by Council on Friday 18 June 2021, if you wish to appeal the Council’s decision on your submission then it should be lodged with the Environment Court on or by 30 July 2021.

A copy of your appeal must be served on every person who made a submission on the provision or matter to which the appeal relates.

Hearing Documentation

18 and 22 March 2021

Staff Report - Other than Hazardous Substances

Staff report [PDF, 7.9 MB] PDF document 

Appendix 1 - Assessment of Submissions by Topic (separated into parts)

Appendix 2 – Amended District Plan Text and Maps (separated into attachments)

Appendix 3 – Section 32AA [PDF, 1.3 MB] PDF document

Staff Report - Hazardous Substances

Attachment 1 – Staff Report [PDF, 1.1 MB] PDF document

Appendix 1 – Recommendations on Submissions [PDF, 890 KB] PDF document

Appendix 2 – Amended District Plan provisions [PDF, 517 KB] PDF document

Appendix 3 – Section 32AA report [PDF, 1.7 MB] PDF document

Submissions and Further Submissions

Attachment 2 – Submissions and Further Submissions (separated into parts)

Status of Plan Change Items

16 November 2020

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

Submissions Received

Submissions closed 16 October 2020. Further Submissions closed 16 November 2020.

Summary of the decisions requested by submitters:

Proposed Plan Change 4 Notified Documents