District Plan


This is the operative Waikato District Plan – Waikato Section and Franklin Section

The content is the same as the hardcopy and online pdf versions of the district plan, it’s just a different way to access and understand it.

Features of ePlan include the ability to:
• jump between references to other parts of the district plan
• click on defined words and see their meaning
• search for key words
• easily navigate the document.

Structure Plans

A structure plan is a framework to guide the development or redevelopment of an area by defining the future development and land use patterns, areas of open space, the layout and nature of infrastructure (including transportation links), and other key features and constraints that influence how the effects of development are to be managed.

Structure plans do not have any explicit legal status or statutory effect unless they are incorporated into a statutory planning document such as a district or regional plan (e.g. through policies, rules, or specific zoning). This is also the case for any supporting design guidelines or engineering codes of practice unless they are also incorporated into a statutory plan.

Structure plans for Pokeno and Te Kauwhata have already been incorporated into the district plan. Structure plans for Tuakau and Ngaruawahia are currently being developed and will be given effect with future plan changes.

Link to Structure Plan page

Plan Changes

Plan Change 8 Waikato Section

Plan Change 8 - Waikato Section

Section 32 Evaluation Report

Plan Change 8 Submission Form 


Plan Change 12 - Rangitahi Peninsula - Raglan Land Company

Plan Change 12 Decision 23 September 2015 


Plan Change 19 Waikato Section and Franklin Section

Plan Change 19 - Waikato Section

Plan Change 19 - Franklin Section

Section 32 Evaluation Report

Plan Change 19 Submission Form