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We’re on the road again

10 November, 2017

We’re on the road again

The Waikato district is unique. From beaches to ranges, expressways to gravel roads - how we live, work and play varies across the district and there can be different rules depending on where you live.

Currently the District Plan, which is the ‘rule book’ that manages the way land is used, developed and subdivided in the Waikato district, is in draft mode and we want to hear what you think.

Changes that are being introduced in the draft District Plan include a number of new zones including a village zone and a deferred zone for growth.

Another exciting aspect is the papakaainga development changes which will allow Maaori land to be developed with multiple housing and commercial opportunities.

“Join us on the road in the Waikato as we work together to plan our district and find out about the draft District Plan. Look at what’s new and have a chance to talk with the district policy planners to offer your views,” General Manager Strategy and Support Tony Whittaker says.

“In November and December we’re stopping off in different communities across the district to chat to the locals. Whether you’re planning to divide your section, renovate or build, you want to run a business from home or organise a community event, then you need to join the journey.

“Once we have your feedback on the draft District Plan it will be finalised and then notified in early 2018,” Mr Whittaker says.

We’re on the road in the Waikato!

• Visit us at any of the below drop-in sessions to have your say

• Join the journey on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/WaikatoDistrictCouncil

• Stop off at our website www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz to learn more about how we’ve got to this point

WhereWhen
TuakauTuakau Memorial Hall , Monday 20 November, 2-7pm
MangatangiMangatangi Hall, Wednesday 22 November, 2-7pm
PokenoPokeno Hall, Thursday 23 November, 2-7pm
Te KauwhataTe Kauwhata Rugby Club, Tuesday 28 November, 2-7pm
HuntlyHuntly RSA, Wednesday 29 November, 2-7pm
Raglan Town HallRaglan Town Hall, Thursday 30 November, 2-7pm
Te KowhaiTe Kowhai Hall, Tuesday 5 December, 2-7pm
TamahereTamahere Community Centre, Wednesday 6 December, 2-7pm
NgaruawahiaNgaruawahia Memorial Hall, Thursday 7 December, 2-7pm


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