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

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

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

* Includes Waharau, Whakatiwai, Kaiaua, Pūkorokoro Miranda and neighbouring rural areas, now referred to collectively as the Wharekawa Coast.


The Franklin section of the District Plan provides a single set of resource management provisions that apply to all rural and urban areas in the Wharekawa Coast 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.

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

View the Franklin section of the District Plan Text      View the Franklin section of the 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 section of the District Plan 

The Franklin section of the 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 section of the District Plan you may call into one of our Council Offices or contact info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz 

The cost for purchasing the Franklin section of the 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)