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Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 - Waikato and Waipā River Catchments

Image of cover of plan documentWater quality has consistently been identified as the top issue for the people of the Waikato region for the past two decades. Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 is the bold response to addressing the complex issue of water quality facing our Waipā and Waikato rivers. 

Click here to read the proposed plan change documents, or if you would like a bit more background.

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Tell us what you think

Submissions OPEN on Saturday, 22 October 2016.

Submissions CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday, 8 March 2017.

Have your say 

Submission form - Editable PDF [PDF, 88 KB] 

You can edit directly into this PDF (you might need to check or update your software to do this - you'll need Acrobat Reader(external link)). Make sure you save it out to your desktop before you start editing, if you start editing in the original version on this webpage, your changes won't save. 

Submission form - PDF, print only [PDF, 58 KB]

Use this form if you want to manually (handwrite) your submission.

Submission form - Editable Word [DOC, 162 KB]


Then you can return it by:


Science and Strategy - Policy
Waikato Regional Council
Private Bag 3038
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

Between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to:

Waikato Regional Council
401 Grey Street
Hamilton East

Fax: 07 859 0998

 All submissions will be acknowledged and fully considered by the council.


If you make a submission, you can request the opportunity to present your comments in person to the council. The number of days required will depend on the number of submitters who wish to be heard. If you wish to attend the hearing you will be contacted in due course with a date and time for your hearing appointment.

Please make your written comments as clear as possible and use the presentation time to highlight the most important aspects.


If you have an enquiry about the consultation documents or the submission process for Plan Change 1, please call Waikato Regional Council’s freephone 0800 800 401.

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