Where are we in the process

The development and informal consultation part of the District Plan review will be undertaken in three stages:​

The District Plan Review consultation Stage 1

Stage 1 

Over the past two years we have focused our efforts on gathering information. This has included talking with central and regional government about the major topics in a district plan. We also had conversations with community groups, mana whenua, landowners, interest groups and some industry groups. The feedback helped us to identify significant land use issues.

Some of the things we considered were the identification and management of natural hazards, how we will protect our critically important significant natural areas, and how we might provide for different landscapes and special features in our district.

 

 The District Plan Review consultation Stage 2

Stage 2

During stage 2 we will be working on drafting the provision of the plan. These are the rules, zones, policies and objectives.  Where possible we will share our ideas for the new District Plan with you.

Currently, residents of our towns and settlements can comment on the draft zoning for their property. These maps do not represent final decisions. They are a starting point for conversations about what the appropriate zoning might be. The draft zoning maps can be accessed here.

 

The District Plan Review consultation Stage 3

Stage 3

Once we have collected all of the feedback and we have analysed the policies and rules to make sure that they are effective and efficient, we will prepare the “Proposed Waitomo District Plan”. 

This document will go to the Council for their consideration and when they are satisfied that the formal process can begin, we’ll ask the public for your written submissions.​

 

Over the past two years we have focused our efforts on gathering information. This has included talking with central and regional government about the major topics in a district plan. We also had conversations with community groups, mana whenua, landowners, interest groups and some industry groups. The feedback helped us to identify significant land use issues.

Some of the things we considered were the identification and management of natural hazards, how we will protect our critically important significant natural areas, and how we might provide for different landscapes and special features in our district.
Where are we in the process