The revised plan will influence how you live in the Wairarapa so your input is important. Along with doing the research and gathering advice from industry professionals, iwi and other key stakeholders, we are keen to keep you up to speed and have your feedback before we crystalise the new plan. Find out what the plan can mean for you and how you can give your input during this review process.
The District Plan Review is your chance to help us shape its future.
We’re updating our Operative District Plan to ensure we can continue to live and work and grow while protecting the things in Wairarapa that we value the most.
Have you ever wondered why Queen Street has no malls or flashing billboards? Or why that new subdivision down the road got the go-ahead? Why aren’t there any fast food outlets in Martinborough’s Town Square? Is it possible for me to extend my bach at Te Kopi?
And what about the future? Should these rules still apply? Do you have a view on rural lifestyle development/subdivision in rural areas, particularly in areas with highly productive land? And how tall and what density should we allow for new housing in existing residential areas?’
Our District Plan contains rules which were written ten years ago to manage development and reflect community values. It’s time now to check in to see whether any of these rules need to be updated. We want to know what’s important to the community now and in the future. See also the 'How can I get involved' section.
Take a look at the Operative District Plan here.
A District Plan impacts almost everything you do across our district, and how you do it. It sets out:
Our district is continuing to grow. Healthy communities need access to infrastructure, resources, services and public transport. A key tool for designing a district that functions well is its District Plan.
We’re working on bringing a Proposed Plan to you which sets out how we’re going to provide for more people while preserving the things we love the most about this place.
But to ensure we get it right, we need to know what’s important to you.
Have we struck the right balance? It’s important to make these kinds of decisions alongside our communities so we can all benefit in the long term.
The Proposed District Plan engagement phase is an opportunity for the community to provide formal submissions. The Proposed District Plan is now open for submissions for a nine-week period from 11 October to 19 December 2023.
Feedback is currently being analysed and a summary report will be published to the website. This process will contribute to the creation of the Proposed District Plan. Formal notification and engagement on the Proposed District Plan will take place in mid-2023. If you have questions about the review process in the meantime, please get in touch.
Do you have questions or want to find out more? Come along to a drop in session.
Carterton District Council
9am - 4pm
Main Office, 28 Holloway street meeting room
Masterton District Council
Planning staff will be available to discuss the Proposed Plan at drop-in sessions at Waiata House, 27 Lincoln Road on the following days:
10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
11am - 1pm