Growing a       
          better Kaipara

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Welcome to the District Plan Review Homepage

The Kaipara District Plan Review is underway.

Everything you need to know about the review including how you can get involved and stay informed can be found here.

Follow the links provided at the top of this page or as provided throughout the text to find out more.

The Journey Ahead

The graph below provides an overview of the key stages involved in developing our new District Plan and some indicative timeframes.

Stage 2

Discussion Documents

(August 2021)

Public engagement on the issues facing our District and finding out what is important to our communities.

Stage 4

Proposed
District Plan

(October 2022)

This is the beginning of the statutory process of the District Plan review. The Proposed District Plan will be notified for public submissions, and this will be followed by hearings and decisions as well as the opportunity for submitters to appeal to the Environment Court.

Timeline Desktop

Stage 1

Investigation and review of issues

(Current)

This stage builds on the development of our Spatial Plan and involves further research analysis to identify key issues for our District.

Stage 3

Draft District Plan

(April 2022)

Release of a draft District Plan for consideration by the community. This will include a range of opportunities for stakeholders and the community to provide feedback and suggestions for changes.

Stage 5

Operative
District Plan

Once any appeals are resolved and finalised, the process to make the District Plan operative can start. Once it is fully operative the existing District Plan will be revoked.

Investigation and review of issues

Stage 1

Investigation and review of issues

(Current)

This stage builds on the development of our Spatial Plan and involves further research analysis to identify key issues for our District.

Discussion Documents

Stage 2

Discussion Documents

(August 2021)

Public engagement on the issues facing our District and finding out what is important to our communities.

Draft district plan

Stage 3

Draft District Plan

(April 2022)

Release of a draft District Plan for consideration by the community. This will include a range of opportunities for stakeholders and the community to provide feedback and suggestions for changes.

Proposed district plan

Stage 4

Proposed
District Plan

(October 2022)

This is the beginning of the statutory process of the District Plan review. The Proposed District Plan will be notified for public submissions, and this will be followed by hearings and decisions as well as the opportunity for submitters to appeal to the Environment Court.

Operative District Plan

Stage 5

Operative
District Plan

Once any appeals are resolved and finalised, the process to make the District Plan operative can start. Once it is fully operative the existing District Plan will be revoked.

Stay updated with us

The best way to stay informed about the District Plan Review is to subscribe to our District Plan Review update service. Register your details to receive email updates on the progress of the review.