Proposed Significance and Engagement Policy

Public consultation on the review of this policy closed on 19 October 2020.

Significance and Engagement Policy 

  • This Policy is used by our staff to determine when and how to consult on a proposal.
  • It also provides clarity to our communities on what proposals they can expect to be consulted on.
  • One change proposed in the draft policy is to raise the dollar amount for an activity to be classified as significant from $1 million to $5 million.

Consultation on the policy runs from 18 September to 19 October.

Find out more and have your say :

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  • Read the drafts and submit your feedback using our online consultation portal
  • Email us at;
  • Complete a submission form and post it to us at Thames-Coromandel District Council, Private Bag, Thames 3540; or
  • Drop your written submission into one of our service centres in Thames, Coromandel Town, Whitianga or Whangamata.
  • Submission forms and hard copies of the draft policy can be requested at our area offices and are available on our website at
  • Any questions about the draft policy or about how to make a submission, please contact us on 07 868 0200 or email