Improvements to consenting processes
While the Government is leading changes to national policy to enable faster residential development, Council is looking at ways to improve and streamline consenting processes across the board and in connection with the proposed intensification plan change and within statutory requirements, for development of medium to high density residential builds such as duplexes and terraced homes.
Future Development Strategy
This strategy will form the basis for integrated, strategic and long-term spatial planning for our district.
A Future Development Strategy (FDS) helps set the high level vision for accommodating urban growth over the long term and identifies strategic priorities to inform other development-related decisions.
See more about the Future Development Strategy
Priority Development Area – CBD and central city residential growth
Council and Rotorua Economic Development (RED) are working together on key pieces of work to revitalise the inner city including enabling more residential living within the CBD. This includes working with mana whenua and Te Arawa on cultural foundations, development of an inner city design guide, working on an incentives policy to encourage residential and commercial development, and opportunities to support potential landowners and developers to undertake projects that support inner city living.