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There are various consultation opportunities in each phase of the District Plan Review:
- Phase 1 (Scoping): In this phase, consultation with statutory bodies, stakeholders and the public was undertaken. Feedback from this consultation helped us developing the Town Centre Study, Growth Management Strategy and the Discussion Documents in Phase 2. - Phase 1 is now complete.
- Phase 2 (Discussion Documents): In this phase, the public were consulted about a number of discussion documents that set out the issues the District is facing and options to resolve them. - Phase 2 is now complete.
- Phase 3 (Draft District Plan): During the drafting of the new District Plan, targeted and public consultation on some topics are also taking place. Once drafting is completed, the Draft District Plan will be released for consideration by the community. - WE ARE HERE! The Draft District Plan was released in October 2020. Consultation on the Draft Plan closed on 31 December 2020. We have received a large number of feedback and we are working through the feedback and our informal consultation we enter into the next phase. For more details on the Draft District Plan, please check out the Draft District Plan page.
- Phase 4 (Proposed District Plan): A Proposed District Plan, which would have taken account the feedback received in Phase Three, will be released for formal public consultation. This process will involve submissions, further submissions, hearings, decisions and the opportunity for submitters to appeal to the Environment Court. - The Proposed Plan is scheduled to be released in late 2021.
The process of the District Plan Review is shown in the diagram below.
Below is a list of all current and completed consultation undertaken to date:
|Consultation Topic||Status||Public Consultation Close Date|
|Draft District Plan||Consulting||Close on 31 December 2020|
|Nomination of Heritage Items||Assessment completed||Closed on 18 July 2018|
|Nomination of Significant Trees||Assessing completed||Closed on 4 July 2018|
|Nomination of Heritage Steering Group||Group established||Closed on 20 June 2018|
|Growth Management Strategy||GMS Adopted By Council||Closed on 12 May 2017|
|Discussion Documents||Committee Initial Direction Released||Closed|
Last updated: 24 Feb 2021