District Plan Review Consultation

District Plan Review

In this section

There are various consultation opportunities in each phase of the District Plan Review:

  • 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.

District Plan Review Process

Below is a list of all current and completed consultation undertaken to date:

Consultation TopicStatusPublic Consultation Close Date
Draft District PlanConsultingClose on 31 December 2020
Nomination of Heritage ItemsAssessment completedClosed on 18 July 2018
Nomination of Significant TreesAssessing completedClosed on 4 July 2018
Nomination of Heritage Steering GroupGroup establishedClosed on 20 June 2018
Growth Management StrategyGMS Adopted By CouncilClosed on 12 May 2017
Discussion DocumentsCommittee Initial Direction ReleasedClosed

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021