Growth Funding
Policy Consultation 2021

Consultation
has closed

There’s a lot going on in our great river city and the next 10 years will see some challenges and opportunities for Hamilton Kirikiriroa.


Hamilton City Council is talking to its community about the key issues we are looking at over the next 10 years that we want your feedback on.

This feedback will help the Mayor and Councillors confirm a 2021-31 Long-Term Plan which runs from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2031.

Alongside the Long-Term Plan, Council is also consulting on other policies which support the Plan and the wider vision and strategy for our city.

One of these policies is our Growth Funding Policy. This policy directs Council’s decision-making for growth projects and associated infrastructure where those projects are not aligned with Council’s Long-Term Plan. We want your views on some changes we are recommending for the policy.

Council is proposing five key changes. These are not substantial changes, rather they update references to reflect the current planning and funding environment.

How it all works

5 March - 7 April
Mayor and Councillors consider all the feedback from the community
13 – 15 April
Verbal submissions – your chance to talk about what you’ve told us
4 – 6 May
Mayor and Councillors consider all the feedback from the community
24 – 25 June
Mayor and Councillors confirm the Growth Funding Policy.
1 July
The Growth Funding Policy is in place.
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Share your voice,
shape your city

With people at the heart of everything we do, our Mayor and Councillors need your feedback before they make their final decisions on the Growth Funding Policy. Already Hamiltonians have told us the kind of city they want, and where they want Hamilton to be in the future.

We can't do it alone.
We need to shape our
city, together.

What does our
Growth Funding Policy do?

Our Growth Funding Policy (GF Policy) directs Council’s decision-making for growth projects and associated infrastructure where those projects are not aligned with Council’s Long-Term Plan. It supports Council in making decisions about unfunded growth in a way that is affordable and doesn’t cost ratepayers extra money.

Council plans for the draft Growth Funding Policy (“the draft Policy”) to become operative on 1 July 2021.

The GF Policy aligns with the Long-Term Plan Growth Principles adopted by Council.

Growth Principles (how Council plans for growth)

The proposed changes
and what they mean

Five key changes are proposed to the existing GF Policy. These are not substantial changes, rather they update references to reflect the current planning and funding environment.

Our five recommended changes are detailed below, with background on each change to explain it. Council considers the rest of the Policy to be fit-for-purpose. We encourage you to review the draft Policy in its entirety to see all the proposed changes. You are entitled to make a submission on any part of the draft policy, not just the proposed changes.

Click here to read the full policy and our proposed changes.