Waikato District Council is after feedback from the community and will host drop-in sessions in different communities through November and December.
Waikato District Council is in the middle of constructing the District Plan and wants the input of the community.
The District Plan is the 'rule book' that manages the way land is used, developed and subdivided in the Waikato district.Changes which are being introduced in the draft District Plan include a number of new zones, including a village zone and a deferred zone for growth.
During November and December, council will be in different locations across the district to hear what the community has to say.
Another exciting aspect is the papakāinga development changes, which will allow Māori land to be developed with multiple housing and commercial opportunities, council strategy and support general manager Tony Whittaker said.
The Waikato district is unique. From beaches to ranges, expressways to gravel roads – how we live, work and play varies across the district and there can be different rules depending on where you live, Whittaker said.
"Join us on the road in the Waikato as we work together to plan our district and find out about the draft District Plan. Look at what's new and have a chance to talk with the district policy planners to offer your views. "We're stopping off in different communities across the district to chat to the locals. Whether you're planning to divide your section, renovate or build, you want to run a business from home or organise a community event, then you need to join the journey."
Once feedback on the draft District Plan has been received, it will be finalised and then notified in early 2018.
Visit council at any of the below drop-in sessions to have your say:
Tuakau Memorial Hall, Monday, November 20, 2pm-7pm.
Mangatangi Hall, Wednesday, November 22, 2pm-7pm.
Pokeno Hall, Thursday, November 23, 2pm-7pm.
Te Kauwhata Rugby Club, Tuesday, November 28, 2pm-7pm.
Huntly RSA, Wednesday, November 29, 2pm-7pm.
Raglan Town Hall, Thursday, November 30, 2pm-7pm.
Te Kowhai Hall, Tuesday, December 5, 2pm-7pm.
Tamahere Community Centre, Wednesday, December 6, 2pm-7pm.
Ngaruawahia Memorial Hall, Thursday, December 7, 2pm-7pm.
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