Hearing Stream Topics and Schedule

We are getting ready for hearings

We have appointed an independent Hearings Panel to hear submissions on the Proposed District Plan.

There are eight hearing streams in total as outlined in the Hearing Procedures (see a summary in table below).

At this stage, the dates for hearing streams 1 to 6 have been confirmed. The dates for the remaining two hearing streams will be confirmed in due course.

To check what submissions and submission points are being heard in hearing streams 3 to 6 - please refer to our Summary of Submissions page.

Hearings Schedule
Hearing Stream 1
27 September to 1 October 2021
Over-arching matters, Plan-wide structural issues, Definitions applying across more than one hearing stream
Hearing Stream 2
29 October to 15 November 2021
Natural Environment Values, Tangata Whenua, Papakāinga
Hearing Stream 3
3 December to 10 December 2021
Hazards and Risks, Historic and Cultural Values
Hearing Stream 4
8-9, 11, 14 - 15 February 2022
Energy, Infrastructure and Transport, General District-Wide Matters
Hearing Stream 5
16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24 and 25 May 2022
Subdivision, Rural Zones, Open Space and Recreation Zones, Special Purpose Zones, Future Urban Zone
Hearing Stream 6
27 and 28 June 2022
Hearing Stream 7
Commencing 13 March 2023
Variation 1, Plan Change 19, Residential Zones, Commercial and Mixed-Use Zones

Watch Hearings Live

You can watch the hearings via our livestream.