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The Proposed District Plan for Kaipara is expected next year. Pictured is Dargaville.
- September 11, 2023
Proposed District Plan notification expected in 2024
Kaipara’s Proposed District Plan is on track to be notified in 2024.
A District Plan Working Party, comprised of Councillors Gordon Lambeth, Jonathan Larsen (Chairperson), Ron Manderson and Mark Vincent, and an external Resource Management Act expert (Mark Farnsworth), has been working alongside staff since June this year to finalise development of the Proposed District Plan.
This approach provides more flexibility than a full Council briefing and can dive deeper into areas of the District Plan where further work and refinement of the new Plan is required.
All Elected Members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the recommendations of the working party once this process has concluded.
Once the Proposed District Plan is notified, it will go out for public consultation so the community will be able to provide feedback before the Plan is operative.
In the meantime, the current Operative Kaipara District Plan remains in place and should be used to guide land use and subdivision across the district.
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A District Plan is the Council’s rule book that determines the land use and subdivision activities people can carry out in the district.
It is important to note that the Exposure Draft District Plan, released in August 2022, has no ‘legal weight’ and people need to continue to refer to the Operative District Plan with regards to whether a resource consent is required to undertake activities on their land.
Councils are required to review their District Plans every ten years. Kaipara’s Operative District Plan came into effect in 2013 and is due for review now.
Working party formed to nail down Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards
- September 28, 2023
A new working party, made up of elected members, Kaipara District Council (KDC) staff and input from external expert advice has been appointed to work on the new Engineering Standards for the district.Read more
- September 05, 2023
The ‘Trifecta Development Area’ planned on the outskirts of Dargaville moved to the next phase after Kaipara District Council accepted the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on 30 August 2023.Read more
Council appoints a new working party for the District Plan Review
- June 02, 2023
Kaipara District Council has introduced a working party to work with staff to finalise development of the Proposed District Plan.Read more
Summary of feedback on the Exposure Draft District Plan
- November 24, 2022
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the Exposure Draft District Plan. A summary of the feedback received is now available to view.Read more
- July 28, 2022
Kaipara District Council has approved the Exposure Draft District Plan for release, inviting the public to provide feedback.Read more
Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process
- July 27, 2022
At the July Council Meeting, Kaipara District Council Elected Members unanimously accepted the Private Plan Change 81 (PPC81) request from the Dargaville Racing Club inc.Read more
- July 01, 2022
Kaipara District Council has completed the final step to adopt Private Plan Change 78 (PP78), which amends the planning rules that apply to the Mangawhai Central Development.Read more
- May 25, 2022
Elected members have voted to pause planned informal consultation on the Kaipara District Plan while they hold a further briefing on some topics.Read more
Environment Court issues decision on Appeals against Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change
- April 07, 2022
The Environment Court has given the green light to Mangawhai Central’s Private Plan Change 78 (PPC 78) to the Kaipara District Plan.Read more
- January 18, 2022
‘A breath of fresh air’ is how one industry professional describes the Kaipara District Resource Consents team since the Council made substantial improvements to their resource consent service.Read more
- October 28, 2021
Kaipara communities are to have a say on whether the Norfolk Pines in Pahi should remain protected or whether they can be removed, as part of the District Plan review process.Read more
- September 29, 2021
The public feedback period for the Discussion Documents as part of our District Plan review process has closed.Read more
- August 25, 2021
A reminder to Have Your Say on our Discussion Documents, and some changes to our plans because of COVID-19.Read more
- August 16, 2021
As part of the District Plan Review, Discussion Documents are now out for comment.Read more