We’ve now publicly notified Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply

Submissions on Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply are until Friday 30 September 2022. 

We’re making some changes to Hamilton’s District Plan, the ‘rule book’ that guides development in our city. These changes will provide for more housing, and higher density housing, across the city. 

This means there will be changes to the rules around how you can develop your property. But it also means more homes can be closer to all the things we need like shops, jobs and public transport. It also provides for more homes, and a greater variety of homes, for the people that call Hamilton Kirikiriroa home.

More information can be found below

Have your say on Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply

View your property here

View the proposed plan changes on our e-plan

Information sessions

31 August

12pm - 1.30pm

Watch an online webinar, here, on Council's Facebook page or YouTube channel.

1 September

10am - 12pm

Hamilton South Baptist Church, 131 Ohaupo Road.

1 September

6pm - 8pm

Hamilton South Baptist Church, 131 Ohaupo Road.

6 September

10am - 12pm

Chartwell Cooperating Church – St Alban’s, 124 Comries Road

6 September

6pm - 8pm

Chartwell Cooperating Church – St Alban’s, 124 Comries Road

8 September

10am - 12pm

Distinction Hamilton Hotel, 100 Garnett Avenue.

8 September

6pm - 8pm

Distinction Hamilton Hotel, 100 Garnett Avenue.

12 September

10am - 12pm

Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.

12 September

6pm - 8pm

Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.

Why are we making these changes?

Since 2020, Central Government has reset the rules for how big cities can grow and introduced two pieces of legislation that tells councils how they must make that happen. These are the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) and Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

Amongst other things, the new rules requires cities like Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga and Hamilton to grow up, not just out.


​Read more about the NPS-UD here.


​Read more about the Amendment bill here.


The changes set out by Government are not optional

We must change our plan to reflect the new rules. But we’re aiming to do this in a way that respects our environment and the features of our city that are important to us.

Proposed changes

Proposed changes

Now

Public notification (and your chance to tell us what you think).

Early 2023

Hearings (you can speak to your submission in person).

Late 2023

 Notification of the decision.

Early 2024

Plan change operative and the new rules come into effect.

Proposed plan change

Section-32

Chapters

Appendices

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Last updated 19 August 2022