Freeing up more land
Pukehangi Heights Plan Change
A District Plan change was approved by the Minister for the Environment for a streamlined plan change process to fast-track rezoning of privately-owned land along Pukehangi Road. The area is now zoned for residential housing and Council continues to work with the landowners to support the progression of their housing developments, which would enable an estimated 790 dwellings.
Read more about Plan Change 2 – Pukehangi Heights
Council is working alongside various partners to attract Government funding to enable housing development in Rotorua.
In 2020, the Government provided Waka Kotahi and Rotorua Lakes Council with $55 million to support and enable housing in the city’s Eastside area of Wharenui.
Read more about Government investment in Eastside housing
In 2022 Rotorua Lakes Council applied to the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund and has since been notified that its application has been successful for two of the three areas for which it sought funding.
Final details are being negotiated.