Property Council's submission on Waikato District Council's Proposed District Plan 2018
Property Council's submission highlights the poor timing of this District Plan review and urges a more co-ordinated approach. This would see Waikato District Council place its review on hold until the Ministry for the Environment’s Draft National Planning Standards are adopted, Future Proof Phase 2 recommendations are released and the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Network Plan scoping is complete. Placing the review on hold will also give council the opportunity to complete its blueprint work around structure plans and incorporate a natural hazards chapter. It is important that all councils undergoing District Plan Reviews take a co-ordinated approach with other key policy documents or regional infrastructure decisions in order to unlock its full potential.