District Plan Review

Kaipara District Council is reviewing the current Kaipara District Plan.

The Kaipara District Plan is designed to manage natural and physical resources that are important for our cultural, social, environmental and economic well-being.

The Plan identifies Kaipara’s resource management issues. This includes controls and where certain activities can occur, how land can be used or developed and what natural and social assets must be protected for future generations.


  • The review process will be undertaken in two parts with different stages within them.
  • The review process will result in Plan Changes that have divided into key themes.

View key District Plan themes

PART One – Drafting of Plan changes with Community Input

Stage One: seeks your views on what is important for your community well being. These views will help to influence the development of any new Plan changes.

Stage Two: Council will workshop draft changes with Mana Whenua, community and stakeholder reference groups to make sure we are on the right track.

Stage Three: Council will release the draft changes and draft section 32 evaluation report for community feedback. A section 32 evaluation report is important to include as it tells the story as to why we have put forward the changes.

Stage Four: Feedback will inform changes to the draft. The draft changes will then be taken to a Council workshop to make recommendations on the final draft document.


Stage One –How do you get involved?

Council will be travelling across the District, holding key events to seek feedback from Kaipara’s communities.

Council will report back to you and Kaipara’s communities through the website and other media, highlighting the key messages we receive.

To know what is happening throughout the district please view this Calendar.

To receive notifications on District plan events and discussions please register via email to kdcdistrictplanreview@kaipara.govt.nz