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The District Plan Review has undergone extensive public engagement, from open public consultation campaigns to targetted consultation on specific topics including: ecology, landscapes & notable trees; coastal hazards & resilience; and flood modelling.
2018 - a Draft District Plan consisting of objectives and policies was released for community feedback from October to November 2018. We ran a series of community workshops during this period in conjunction with the Growth Strategy, and received 93 submissions via email and through the ePlan feedback portal. See the 2018 Engagement Report.
2019 - we released a full draft District Plan for community feedback in September 2019. We wanted to check in with the community to ensure we have 'hit the mark' before we formally notify the Proposed District Plan under the Resource Management Act. We received 93 submissions on the draft District Plan. See the 2019 Engagement Report.
We set up several focus groups to get targetted feedback on various topics , these included:
We have consulted on specific topics of the District Plan due to the large number of landowners involved. See these pages for more information: ecology, landscapes & notable trees; coastal hazards & resilience; and flood modelling.
A concerted effort was made over many years to engage with as many of these landowners as possible.
Council has developed this Proposed District Plan in partnership with Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
Ngāti Toa have also had the opportunity to review and input into the whole plan under Clause 4A of Schedule 1 of the RMA