Creating more housing options
Intensification Plan Change
Rotorua has been identified as a Tier 2 urban environment through the Government’s National Policy Statement for Urban Design (NPS-UD). This means our district is included in the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS).
Intensification will enable more housing, a greater mix of types of housing, and in appropriate locations. The composition of household sizes and types in Rotorua is starting to change. There will be a need for smaller, low-maintenance type homes in medium to high density. The proposed changes mean residents will have more choice about where they choose to live and the types of homes they live in.
Rotorua’s inclusion in the August 2022 Rotorua Lakes Council will notify Plan Change 9.
Council must amend the Rotorua District Plan to give effect to the provision of the NPS-UD as soon as practicable and plans to notify this change to the District Plan – Plan Change 9 – in August 2022.