Share your ideas for the District Plan Review with our new interactive maps

1/03/2019 5:00 a.m.

​​​​What's your vision for the future of Palmerston, Moeraki, Hampden, Kakanui and Duntroon? We need your ideas for the Waitaki District Plan Review.

Our online interactive maps were a hit with Ohau, Omarama, Kurow and Otematata earlier in the year. Now it's time for the next lot of townships to have their say on the future of land use in Waitaki. Find our interactive maps here:

You can use the drawing tool box to draw on the map and show our planners where you would like to see more housing, retail, business, recreational facilities, community facilities, off-street car parking etc. And use the pop-up comments box to tell us about your ideas.

​We are also seeking your views on what you consider important to ​housing, living and amenity in the Waitaki District. ​Please click the link to our Waitaki District Housing, Living and Amenity Preferences Survey​.

The Waitaki district is growing fast, meaning demand is increasing in the areas of housing, tourism and business. How do we accommodate this growth over the next 10 years? What should we be protecting? What do we need to be improving? The District Plan is the rulebook for land use in our district. It covers where you can build new housing, businesses, car parks, visitor accommodation and community facilities. It controls the number of footpaths and streetscapes, green spaces and recreational facilities.

Right now the Waitaki District Council is reviewing its current District Plan, inviting members of the community to tell us their vision for the future of the district.

The future is already here in some ways, with an increased intensity of subdivision and development occurring right now, allowing opportunities to test the parameters of the current District Plan and think about where there might need to be changes. 

During the month of March planners and Councillors will be making themselves available at drop-in sessions from 4-6pm in Kakanui, Palmerston, Moeraki, Hampden and Duntroon; Council will also make interactive maps available on their website to help people provide individual feedback about the things they want, and don’t want.

  • Thursday 14 March: Kakanui Community Hall
  • Friday 15 March: Palmerston Service Centre
  • Thursday 21 March; Moeraki Community Hall
  • Friday 22 March: Hampden Community Hall
  • Friday 22 March: Duntroon Hall, Duntroon

People who do not live in these areas will not be missing out, another round of engagements is planned for May, with the aim of getting around the entire district and hearing from as many people as possible.​

Visit our District Plan Review webpage​ for more information.


Page reviewed: 08 Mar 2019 8:07am