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Planning for the future of Rotorua - the Draft Spatial Plan

A young boy pointing to the sky, symbolising the children of today who will be the adults of the future. They are the ones who will be affected by the Spatial Plan we are working on in the present.

Our spatial plan helps us to plan how the city and district will grow, develop and change over a time horizon of 30+ years to deliver on Rotorua’s 2030 vision and goals.

Focusing on our vision for the future and recognising what is important to us as a community will help us shape a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable community and economy.

The aim of the spatial plan is to:

  1. Provide one picture of where the district is heading and highlight significant and key areas for growth and change.
  2. Provide a guide for investment decisions at a local, regional and central government level.
  3. Identify the key issues facing the district and the priorities that need to be advanced to address these.


The written submission period for the Draft Spatial Plan has now closed.

There is an opportunity to speak to Councillors and give your feedback verbally on Tuesday 28th November at 4pm - 7pm. This will be a less formal, groups 'world cafe' style verbal feedback session at Rotorua Lakes Council.

Please email letstalk@rotorualc.nz for more details.

Our spatial plan helps us to plan how the city and district will grow, develop and change over a time horizon of 30+ years to deliver on Rotorua’s 2030 vision and goals.

Focusing on our vision for the future and recognising what is important to us as a community will help us shape a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable community and economy.

The aim of the spatial plan is to:

  1. Provide one picture of where the district is heading and highlight significant and key areas for growth and change.
  2. Provide a guide for investment decisions at a local, regional and central government level.
  3. Identify the key issues facing the district and the priorities that need to be advanced to address these.


The written submission period for the Draft Spatial Plan has now closed.

There is an opportunity to speak to Councillors and give your feedback verbally on Tuesday 28th November at 4pm - 7pm. This will be a less formal, groups 'world cafe' style verbal feedback session at Rotorua Lakes Council.

Please email letstalk@rotorualc.nz for more details.

Rotorua Draft Spatial Plan - Feedback/Submission form

We'd love to hear your feedback on 'Planning for the future of Rotorua - the Draft Spatial Plan'.

Remember, this document identifies how we shape our city, villages and district for future generations, taking into account what is important to us.

Feedback/Submissions should reach Council by 4pm, Friday 17 November 2017.

If you indicated that you wish to verbally present your feedback in person before Council. You will be advised of how and when the hearings will be run in due course.

The written submission period for the Draft Spatial Plan has now closed. There is an opportunity to speak to Councillors and give your feedback verbally. Tuesday 28th November at 4pm - 7pm - less formal, groups 'world cafe' style verbal feedback session at Rotorua Lakes Council. Please email letstalk@rotorualc.nz for more details.