Timaru District 2045 Draft Growth Management Strategy

What is the Draft Growth Management Strategy?

The Draft Growth Management Strategy (Draft GMS) is a 30 year strategy to manage land use growth.  The Draft GMS will inform the supply of zoned land provided through the District Plan Review and also how the new District Plan manages growth in existing zoned areas.  It will address urban and rural land use growth in the district, including the growth of residential, rural residential, industrial, commercial and recreational activities.  The approved GMS will also inform the Long Term Plan, particularly the provision of infrastructure services. It may also inform the provision of infrastructure by non-Council agencies. The Draft GMS aims to give effect to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement and the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

How does the Draft Growth Management Strategy affect me?

The Draft GMS may affect you if you want to subdivide or develop your property in the future. It may also affect you if you are concerned about new development in your area, or how the district and / or your settlement grows.

What phase is the Draft Growth Management Strategy in now?

Chart outlining the stages of the Growth Management Strategy

Note: All submissions will be taken as read at the hearing. Submitters will have a limited time period to clarify their submission at the hearing and to answer questions from the Hearings Panel. The Hearings Panel will be assisted by an Independent Commissioner that will chair the hearing; provide expert advice and help Council draft the final version of the Draft GMS. If Council decides to approve the Draft GMS, it will be adopted as a Council Policy, before being implemented principally through the District Plan Review and the Long Term Plan.

Have Your Say

The Draft GMS is now released for submission and we are seeking your feedback.

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Background Document

Fact Sheets

Make a Submission

If you have any questions about the Draft GMS, please contact the Planning Duty Officer Jonathan Craig or on 03 687 7200. Alternatively, you can call into a public drop in sessions for a chat.

Public drop in sessions will occur on:

Monday 1 May 2017
Geraldine Library Service Center5pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 4 May 2017
Timaru District Council, Main Office, Timaru11am - 1:30pm
Timaru District Council, Main Office, Timaru5pm - 7:30pm

Submissions on the Draft GMS close at 4.30 pm on Friday 12 May 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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