Plan Change 9 - RITS

Proposed change to the Waipā District Plan

The Regional Infrastructure Technical Specification (RITS) sets out how to design and construct transportation, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and landscaping infrastructure in most of the district councils across the Waikato region.

Prior to developing RITS, each council had its own Infrastructure Technical Specifications, which resulted in different standards across the Waikato region. The purpose of RITS is to provide a single regional guide and specifications for building public infrastructure. The RITS is currently used by all the following councils: Hauraki, Waikato, Matamata Piako, Hamilton, Waipa, Otorohonga, South Waikato, Waitomo.​

What are we proposing?

Proposed plan change 9 to the Waipa District Plan will update our District Plan to remove references to the Waipa Subdivision and Development Manual and replace it with the Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.​

Read more: Operative Waipa District Plan: Plan Change 9 - RITS

Have your say

You may make a submission by:​

The submission must be in Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission.

Submissions close 5pm Friday, 18 January 2019.

Public notice

Process for public participation

After submissions have closed Waipa District Council will prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where both the summary and submissions can be viewed.

  • There will be an opportunity for the following people to make a further submission in support of, or opposition to, the submissions already made:
    • anyone representing a relevant aspect of the public interest
    • any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has
    • Waipa District Council.
  • If someone making a submission asks to be heard in support of their submission, a hearing must be held.
  • Waipa District Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within two years of notifying the Plan Change and serve it on everyone who made a submission at the same time.
  • Anyone who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision of the Plan Changes to the Environment Court if in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the Plan Changes.

For more information on the plan changes email districtplan@waipadc.govt.nz or telephone 0800 924 723.​​

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