Selwyn District Plan Review

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About hearings

The Council has reached the next stage of the review of the current Selwyn District Plan, with the hearings of submissions and further submissions on the notified Proposed District Plan starting on 9 August 2021.

We have identified 30 separate hearing topics, and hearings for each of these topics will occur between August 2021 and June 2022. The hearings are held at the Selwyn Health Hub in Rolleston, opposite the Council offices. All hearings are open to the public and livestreamed on Council’s YouTube channel.

More information on the hearings can be found at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprhearings.

All submissions online now

Council has also made available online all further submissions it received on the Proposed District Plan. So now all submissions received (original and further submissions) can be found on the Council’s online database Summit Up.




During the consultation on the notified Proposed District Plan between 5 October and 11 December 2020 we received 470 submissions, covering around 7,700 individual submission points. Of these, 62% of submission points were fully or partially supportive of the Proposed District Plan.


What happens next?

  • We are now considering all the submissions and further submissions in detail and working on a series of Officer Reports with recommendations regarding the submission points made.
  • From August 2021 onwards we will hold the Proposed District Plan Hearings. At these hearings accredited hearing commissioners will consider all submissions and officer report recommendations. We will contact submitters before the hearings start to let them know about how they can speak to their submission and when any expert evidence will need to be provided.
  • Following the hearing we will give notice of our decision on the Proposed District Plan (and matters raised in submissions, including our reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions).
  • Every submitter then has the right to appeal the decision on the Proposed District Plan to the Environment Court.

About hearings

The Council has reached the next stage of the review of the current Selwyn District Plan, with the hearings of submissions and further submissions on the notified Proposed District Plan starting on 9 August 2021.

We have identified 30 separate hearing topics, and hearings for each of these topics will occur between August 2021 and June 2022. The hearings are held at the Selwyn Health Hub in Rolleston, opposite the Council offices. All hearings are open to the public and livestreamed on Council’s YouTube channel.

More information on the hearings can be found at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprhearings.

All submissions online now

Council has also made available online all further submissions it received on the Proposed District Plan. So now all submissions received (original and further submissions) can be found on the Council’s online database Summit Up.




During the consultation on the notified Proposed District Plan between 5 October and 11 December 2020 we received 470 submissions, covering around 7,700 individual submission points. Of these, 62% of submission points were fully or partially supportive of the Proposed District Plan.


What happens next?

  • We are now considering all the submissions and further submissions in detail and working on a series of Officer Reports with recommendations regarding the submission points made.
  • From August 2021 onwards we will hold the Proposed District Plan Hearings. At these hearings accredited hearing commissioners will consider all submissions and officer report recommendations. We will contact submitters before the hearings start to let them know about how they can speak to their submission and when any expert evidence will need to be provided.
  • Following the hearing we will give notice of our decision on the Proposed District Plan (and matters raised in submissions, including our reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions).
  • Every submitter then has the right to appeal the decision on the Proposed District Plan to the Environment Court.
Page last updated: 09 August 2021, 16:31