Engagement - Get involved and have your say!

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​Tell us your vision for the future of development in the Waitaki District

Join the conversation! If you want to let us know about something that affects your land, your neighbourhood or the whole district then please get in touch by phoning 03 433 0300 or emailing districtplan@waitaki.govt.nz

There will also be a chance to formally submit on the proposed District Plan once it is notified in 2020.


Public engagement for Kurow, Otematata, Omarama & Ohau

To help us better understand and plan for the future growth of the Mid to Upper Waitaki Townships we need your help to identify where the best areas are for new development and land use to occur over the next 10 years. To make sure future growth happens in a way that creates a pleasant environment to live, visit and work in, we would like your views on which areas are best suited for different types of activities. 

Use our online interactive maps (below) to share your ideas. These will be available to access between 20 December 2018 – 20 January 2019. ​

​​If you prefer to avoid technology, we also have hard copy surveys available. These can be found at the Omarama and Kurow Information Centres, the Otematata Library and Council HQ in Ōamaru during the same period. Or Download a copy here: District Plan Review survey (to print)

If you’d prefer to talk to a real person about your ideas please visit us for a cuppa and a chat at the:​

  • Kurow Information Centre​: 10am - 4pm on 7th and 14th January 2019
  • Oamarama Town Hall: 10am - 4pm on 9th and 16th January 2019
  • Otematata Community Centre (outside): 10am - 3pm 11th January 2019

Online Interactive Maps

This is a fun-to-use tool which allows you to draw directly on maps of your town​​ to show us where you would like to see more housing, retail, business, recreational facilities, community facilities, off-street car parking etc. You can use the pop-up comments box to tell us about your ideas.​​

 A quick 'How to Use' tutorial is available at the start.



















If you'd prefer to complete a written survey, ​forms are available here:

(Please use individual survey forms for each township if you wish to comment on more than one.)




Where we're at in the District Plan Review process:


​List of upcoming public engagement events:


Consulation TopicDistrict area/townshipInformationDates of Consultation
Place making – Planning for the future of the district’s townshipsLake Ohau, Omarama, Otematata, KurowWAITAKI ​2030 fact sheet.pdf20 December - 20 January 2019
Place making – Planning for the future of the district’s townshipsDuntroon, Kakanui, Palmerston, Hampden, MoerakiComing soonMarch – April 2019
Place-making – Planning for the future of the districts townshipsOamaruComing soonMarch – April 2019
Historical HeritageDistrict wideHistoric​​al Heritage fact sheet.pdfDecember – January 2019
Heritage ListingsDistrict wideComing soonDecember – January 2019
Discussion Document of key issuesDistrict wideComing soonMay 2019

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Page reviewed: 07 Jan 2019 1:50pm