Help Shape the Future of the Reviewed District Plan

Published: 11-Apr-2019

Many activities in our everyday life – like how much noise we can make to where we can carry out business - are guided by our Waimakariri District Plan which is currently under review.

The Council would like your feedback to help shape the content of the reviewed District Plan as part of its current consultation open until 6 May.

Every ten years the District Plan needs to be updated to ensure it meets the community’s needs and is up-to-date with current legislation. It’s also an opportunity to respond to feedback received through early Issues and Options and District Development Strategy consultations in 2017/2018.

Important matters that will feed into the reviewed District Plan are outlined in a consultation summary document What's the Plan? currently available from all service centres and libraries and at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk. This looks at many topics which affect our everyday lives – such as indigenous biodiversity, building, subdivision, transport and commercial and industrial zones.

“Council wants to ensure the District Plan Review is undertaken in collaboration with the community,” Development Planning Manager Trevor Ellis says.

“While there will be a formal and detailed opportunity to have a say in mid-2020 when the reviewed District Plan is notified, we are eager to hear from the community now as it will help us respond to important matters that will feed into drafting of the reviewed District Plan.”

A series of informal drop-ins are being held for those interested in speaking directly with a staff member involved with the District Plan Review:

Drop-in Sessions:

15 April, 5 - 7pm – Woodend – Woodend Community Centre, Room A & B, 6 School Road, Woodend

17 April, 5 - 7pm – Kaiapoi - Ruataniwha Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

1 May, 5 - 7pm – Oxford – Oxford Town Hall – Main Hall 30 Main Street, Oxford

2 May, 5 -7pm – Rangiora – Rangiora Town Hall – Function Room 303 High Street, Rangiora

The consultation is open from 8 April – 6 May. To have your say, go to waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk. Feedback should reach us by 5pm, 6 May. More information is available at waimakariri.govt.nz/districtplanreview