Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere urban growth

This proposed plan change will guide future growth and urban development in Aokautere.

Proposed Plan Change G was notified on 8 August 2022. It seeks to rezone a new greenfield growth area in Aokautere for residential development and inserts an accompanying structure plan and provisions (objectives, policies, and rules) into the District Plan.

A hearing for this plan change will be held in 2023.

Some rules take immediate effect

On 25 August 2022 the Council made an application to the Environment Court to make rules in Proposed Plan Change G take immediate legal effect, pursuant to section 86D of the Resource Management Act 1991. The Environment Court issued a decision on 25 October 2022 granting the Council's application and ordering the rules to have legal effect from the decision date.

Note, the Operative District Plan has been amended to include the rules that have immediate legal effect.

Environment Court decision(PDF, 334KB)

Notice of amendments to the District Plan


Submissions and further submissions

The first stage of the submission process took place throughout August 2022. We received 107 submissions in total. Copies of the original submissions and a summary of the decisions requested are now available. 

Submissions on Proposed Plan Change G: 1 to 57(PDF, 42MB)

Submissions on Proposed Plan Change G: 58 to 107(PDF, 46MB)

Summary of decisions requested from original submissions(PDF, 2MB)

We have also received 5 further submissions. These are for or against points raised in the original submissions.

FS 1 - Palmerston North City Council(PDF, 529KB)

FS 2 - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency(PDF, 350KB)

FS 3 - Rosemary & Anthony Gear(PDF, 678KB)

FS 4 - Brett Guthrie(PDF, 2MB)

FS 5 - Heritage Estates 2000 Ltd(PDF, 549KB)


Want to know more?

Read our consultation page: Aokautere urban growth.

If you've got any questions, please get in touch with Michael Duindam, Principal Planner, phone: 06 356 8199 or email: