​We’re updating our District Plan to ensure it enables economic and residential growth while protecting the environment and the things that make our District special. 

The Waitaki District Plan is the community's rulebook, setting out the framework for governing the use of land within our district.  It has a major role in shaping Waitaki's future and what you can do with your land.


We will be running a series of engagement campaigns to understand the issues the Waitaki District is facing, clarify the outcomes the community would like and consider the range of options we have to deal with particular issues. Based on feedback during this process we will develop a draft District Plan for community consideration.  

The aim of the draft district plan is to ‘check in’ with the community to ensure that we are on the right track before we refine the objectives and policies and develop rules before we notify the Proposed District Plan. ​

This is YOUR Plan and is YOUR chance to join us and share your knowledge and views on our District’s future. Please see our engagement section for information on opportunities to provide your input.


Where are we now?

Check out the process of the District Plan Review and Timeline

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The current Waitaki District Plan was made fully operative on 31 May 2010.

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Find out what our District Plan is all about and why we're reviewing it.

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Thank you! We had lots of responses to the District Plan Review Discussion document feedback form and survey plus many others via email, post and in our public engagement meetings. We have been analysing your feedback and we are using it to help draft the new District Plan for Waitaki. We will be releasing the draft District Plan in 2021 for another round of public consultation and a chance for you to have your say.

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District Plan Review engagement summary

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District Plan Review Discussion Document (PDF, 5MB)

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