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Plan Change 51 - Development Concept Plan for Milk Processing Site, Waharoa

Plan Change 51 seeks to introduce a Development Concept Plan (DCP) for the Open Country Dairy milk processing site in Factory Road, Waharoa.

The purpose of the DCP is to provide for the integrated and coordinated development of the Open Country Dairy site, in advance of its current resource consents, to allow for additional growth and development of the milk processing facility. Plan Change 51 became operative on 5th June 2019.

PC 51


This plan change was notified, calling for public submissions on 27 September 2017. Submissions closed on 26 October 2017.

The plan change was notified again, inviting further submissions, on 29 November 2017. Further submissions closed on 13 December 2017.

Council accepted (with modifications) the plan change on 30 January 2019. No appeals were received during the 30 working day appeal period which ended 21 March 2019.

Council decided at its meeting on 24 April 2019 to make Plan Change 51 operative on Wednesday 5 June 2019.


Operative Plan Change

Public Notice

Recommendation Report


Public Notice (pdf 110kb)

Decision Report  (pdf 12mb)

Submissions and Summary of Submissions

Summary of Submissions

Summary of Submissions and Further Submissions (pdf 397kb)

Further Submission 1 - New Zealand Transport Agency (pdf 194kb)

Public Notice of summary of submissions (pdf 107kb)


Submission 1 - New Zealand Transport Agency (pdf 47kb)

Submission 2 - PowerCo (pdf 724kb)

Submission 3 - Matamata-Piako District Council (pdf 366kb)

Submission 4 - Waharoa Park Limited (pdf 173kb)

Submission 5 (Withdrawn) - Ngati Haua Iwi Trust

Submission 6 - KiwiRail (pdf 3.9kb)

Withdrawn Submissions

Submission 5 (Withdrawn) - Ngati Haua Iwi Trust (pdf 111kb)

Notified Plan Change

Statutory Assessment including an Assessment of Environment Effects (pdf 5.6mb)

Appendix 1: Proposed Development Concept Plan (pdf 8.8mb)

Appendix 2: Applicant Statement (pdf 460kb)

Appendix 3: Landscape and Visual Assessment (pdf 7.7mb)

Appendix 4: Traffic Assessment (pdf 2.2mb)

Appendix 5: Noise Assessment (pdf 6mb)

Appendix 6: Stormwater and Infrastructure Assessment (pdf 1mb)

Appendix 7: Indicative Master plan (pdf 300kb)

Appendix 8: Copy of Resource Consent (pdf 5.7mb)

Appendix 9: Certificate of Title (pdf 523kb)

Appendix 10: Certificate of Title – private portion of Factory Road (pdf 237kb)

Appendix 11: Consultation with New Zealand Transport Agency (pdf 176kb)

Appendix 12: Landscaping Plan (pdf 6.6mb)


Proposed District Plan Changes (pdf 70kb)

Proposed District Plan Maps (pdf 2mb)


Need more information?

If you have any questions about the plan change please contact Mark Hamilton on 07 884 0060.

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