Whareroa North Plan Change
Proposed Plan Change 36 to the Taupō District Plan - Request to rezone Rural Land to Residential at Whareroa North
What is a request for a private plan change?
The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) allows anyone to apply for changes to district or regional plans through a request for a private plan change. Part II of the First Schedule of the RMA sets out procedural matters for local authorities to follow in dealing with requests for plan changes.
Taupō District Council has accepted a request from The Proprietors of Hauhungaroa No 6 for Plan Change 36 which means that the plan change remains a private plan change with Council administering the process of notifying the plan change application.
The Plan Change request seeks to:
Rezone a 14.63ha area north of Whareroa Stream adjoining the existing Whareroa settlement. The area is zoned under the Operative Taupō District Plan as Rural Environment. The applicant is seeking a Residential Environment zone to enable a maximum of 160 dwellings with densities ranging between 500m2 to 1,100m2.
Map showing location affected by Plan Change 36
Notification of summary of decisions requested by submitters
Plan Change 36 was notified on 31 October 2019. The Plan Change Request seeks to rezone land to the North of the existing Whareroa settlement from Rural Environment to Residential Environment and subject to a ‘Whareroa North Outline Development Plan’ to guide supporting infrastructure provision and enable up to 160 residential dwellings.
Taupō District Council has prepared a summary of decisions requested by submitters on Plan Change 36. The summary is notified in accordance with Clause 7 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991. The summary of decisions requested, and the original submissions received can be viewed below or at the following locations:
- Taupō District Council – 46 Horomatangi Street, Taupō
- Taupō Public Library – Story Place, Taupō
- Turangi Service Centre and Library – Town Centre, Turangi
- Mangakino Service Centre and Library – Rangatira Drive, Mangakino
How can you become involved?
Council now invites further submissions. A further submission can only be made in support of, or in opposition to another person’s original submission. It provides an opportunity for you to assess how decisions requested in the original submissions may affect you, and to have your views considered by Council. The Resource Management Act 1991 states that only the following persons may make a further submission:
- Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and
- Any person that has an interest in the proposed plan change greater than the interest that the general public has; and
- The local authority itself.
How do I make a further submission?
Further submissions must be in accordance with Form 6 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003 and must state whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission.
Further submissions can be made online via https://submissions.taupo.govt.nz/.
Alternatively, download a further submission form in Microsoft Word format or pick up a hard copy of the further submission form from the Council offices listed above.
A copy of your further submission must be provided to the person who made the original submission within 5 working days after lodging the further submission with Council. Addresses for correspondence are available on the original submissions available to view at Council offices or can be downloaded below.
- Summary of Decisions Requested by Submitters (PDF, 345KB)
- Addresses for correspondence (PDF, 145KB)
- Copy of the full submissions (PDF, 7MB)
- Public notice of Summary of Decisions Requested by Submitters (PDF, 204KB)
Further submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, March 20 2020.
Enquiries about this plan change can be directed to Hilary Samuel, phone (07) 376 1591 or email email@example.com.
The full plan change application and accompanying documents can be found below.
Please note the Council also commissioned an urban capacity report from an economist looking at the demand for rezoning land. This report is now available here:
Supporting documents and further information
Attachment 3: Revised Whareroa North Concept Plan (DOCUMENT REPLACED 21 OCTOBER 2019 - see section below)
Attachment 4: Cheal Consultants memo on stormwater matters (LATER REPLACED BY REPORT OCTOBER 2019 - see section below)
Appendix 2: Cheal Consultants Preliminary Stormwater Assessment report (DOCUMENT LATER REPLACED 21 OCTOBER 2019 - see section below)
Appendix 3: Updated Whareroa North Concept Plan (DOCUMENT REPLACED 21 OCTOBER 2019 - see section below)