Our District is Changing

Our district is changing

Our review of the District Plan and your feedback identified key planning issues as a focus for the Proposed District Plan. The Proposed Plan provisions have been developed to address these key issues and create a successful district that meets the needs of all of our communities.  The Proposed District Plan was notified on 23 September 2019.



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Ngā Kaitiaki 

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Ngā Kaitiaki was formed in 2016 as part of our District Plan review and ongoing consultation. The group is made up of mandated representatives from iwi and/or hapū who have provided invaluable feedback, cultural narrative and the views and concerns of the different iwi/hapū they represent.

Resourced with an independent planner to provide professional planning advice, Ngā Kaitiaki have worked with us throughout our District Plan review, documenting their feedback on the Operative Plan and on draft versions of the new Plan. The group also gave focused feedback on a range of matters, including urban development and industry, papakāinga development, wāhi taonga and heritage, and the coastal environment. 

This feedback has been incorporated and woven throughout the Proposed District Plan. 

Ask a Planner Days

During the submission period we held a number of Ask a Planner days at local libraries with 127 people booking to speak to a planner to ask questions about their property. 
You can still speak to a planner at the Civic Centre by contacting our staff on 06-759 6060 or emailing enquiries@npdc.govt.nz.

Ask a Planner Days October 2019


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