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Hauraki District Plan - Notification of decision to withdraw proposed changes relating to Areas Subject to Inundation

Pursuant to Clause 8D of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, Hauraki District Council gives notice that on 27 October 2021 it decided to withdraw Items 21, 43 and 66 of Proposed Plan Change 4: Miscellaneous for the reason that the time and cost involved in undertaking flood modelling to support the proposed amendments (for the Rural, Residential and Industrial Zones respectively) outweigh the likely benefits (reduced need for resource consents).

L D Cavers
Chief Executive
Hauraki District Council

District Plan - Proposed Plan Change 5 - Paeroa Racecourse

(Clause 26 of Schedule 1, Resource Management Act 1991)

Hauraki District Council has accepted a private plan change request to rezone the former Paeroa Racecourse in the Operative Hauraki District Plan (the Proposed Plan Change).

WFT Finance & Investment Company Limited has applied to the Hauraki District Council for a private plan change to re-zone the land at 29 Thames Road, Paeroa, known as Paeroa Racecourse and legally described as Lot 48 DP 538159 from Reserve (Active) to Residential and Reserve (Passive), to facilitate a mix of residential, commercial and open space activities in accordance with a new Structure Plan for the site.

The Private Plan Change seeks to:

  • Re-zone approximately 33.235ha of land from Reserve (Active) to a mix of Residential zone and Reserve (Passive) zone, with a corresponding notation for a new Structure Plan; and
  • Establish a Structure Plan comprising a mix of residential areas, commercial areas and Reserve (Passive) zoned land, laid out as illustrated on that Structure Plan to be incorporated into the District Plan.
  • Include the existing trees in the south western corner of the site in the Schedule of Significant Trees.

The Plan Change consists of the following document (with attachments):

  • Proposed Plan Change 5: Paeroa Racecourse contains the proposed text and map changes to the District Plan sections.

The Plan Change may be inspected or purchased at the Hauraki District Council offices at 1 William Street, Paeroa; 84 Orchard West Road, Ngatea; 40 Rosemont Road, Waihi or any of the District libraries in Paeroa, Waihi or Ngatea, or online at (please contact Marina van Steenbergen 07 862 8609 if you have any questions about the proposal).

Any person may make a submission on the Plan Change, but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that -

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

The submission must be in accordance with form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of this form are available from the Hauraki District Council offices, libraries and website.

You may make a submission by sending a submission to The Chief Executive, Hauraki District Council which can be sent to us by:

Post: Hauraki District Council, PO Box 17, Paeroa 3640


Deliver: to one of the Council offices.

Submissions close at 5pm on 10 December 2021.

The process for public participation in the consideration of the Plan Change under the Act is as follows:

  • after the closing date for submissions, Hauraki District Council must prepare a summary of the submissions and decisions requested by submitters. This summary must be publicly notified;
  • there must be an opportunity to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made. The following persons may make a further submission:
    • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest;
    • any person who has an interest in the Plan Change greater than the general public has; and
    • Hauraki District Council.
  • if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held;
  • Hauraki District Council must give its decision on the Plan Change (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions); and give public notice of its decision within 2 years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
  • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision on the Plan Change to the Environment Court if,
    • in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the proposal; and
    • the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.


L D Cavers

on behalf of Hauraki District Council

12 November 2021