Information on Waikato District Council's proposed Significant Natural Areas (SNAs)

Federated Farmers of New Zealand are at the forefront of working on behalf of members in the Waikato District Council (WDC) region on proposed protected areas identified within the Proposed District Plan 2018. What’s important for you to know is that this plan sets out the rules and controls over which WDC will manage many common farming activities, such as scrub clearance and earthworks and other land uses and developments.

Many of these proposed identified areas are on private rural land.

We’ve drafted a submission because we have concerns about the extent of areas identified as proposed SNAs and to ensure that WDC are in no doubt as to how these proposals could affect our members. The submission was lodged with WDC on Tuesday 9th October. You can read it here

Find out more about how these proposals could affect your property click here