Council publicly notified Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply under the Resource Management Act on Friday 19 August and submissions closed on Friday 30 September 2022.

Further submissions are now open until Monday 12 December 2022. A further submission may only be made in support of, or opposition to, another person’s submission. You cannot raise new issues.

Read the summary of submissions

Make a further submission 

Who can help me with my submission?

Ministry for the Environment has provided funding for an independent ‘Friend of the Submitter’ service to help you prepare your further submission. Kinetic Environmental have a local team of qualified planners who are available to advise you on the process for lodging a further submission, how you might present your views, and the steps you will be required to take after a further submission is lodged. However, they can't write your further submission for you.

Contact Kinetic Environmental at or 027 315 0177. There is no cost for this service.

More information can be found below.

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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

August 2022

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




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Last updated 24 August 2022