Proposed District Plan Background
Queenstown Lakes Proposed District Plan Background
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The Proposed District Plan was notified on 26 August 2015. Submissions closed on 23 October and Further submissions closed on 18 December 2015.
Changes to the Proposed District Plan since Notification
The following changes have been made to the Proposed District Plan since it was publicly notified for submissions.
- Withdrawal of the provisions relating to visitor accommodation and Withdrawal of the provisions relating to the geographic area of Plan Change 50
Fact Sheets / Glossary
We've prepared a range of Fact Sheets summarising the key changes being proposed.
- Proposed District Plan - A Snapshot (PDF 1.6MB)
- Glossary of Terms (PDF 800KB)
- Get a full list of Fact Sheets here
Council’s Dwelling Capacity Model (DCM)
The DCM was first created by Council in the early 2000s. The tool measures the potential number of dwellings that could potentially be developed under existing zones. The DCM has been used as an important tool to inform Council’s planning over a number of years.
Wakatipu Basin Land Use Study
The Wakatipu Basin Land Use Study was completed in March 2017 in response to a minute (dated 1 July 2016) released by the hearings panel for the Proposed District Plan review.
Section 32 Reports
Every proposed chapter is accompanied by a section 32 report. This is a report required by Section 32 of the Resource Management Act that requires a number of matters to be addressed, including the cost and benefits of rules and policies.
- Submission Summary - by Part/Chapter
- Incorporation of Materials by Reference
- Designation Notification Information
- Significant Natural Areas Information
We've pulled together a range of related articles if you're keen to get into more detail. They highlight that many other areas have faced similar issues and used similar approaches.
- Housing supply, choice and affordability, Trends, economic drivers, and possible policy interventions
A report by Auckland Council Chief Economist, Chris Parker
- Myths and Facts about Affordable and High Density Housing (PDF, 3.7MB)
A report by California Planning Roundtable, California Department of Housing and Community Development
- Higher Density Development - Myth and Fact (PDF, 1.2MB)
A report by the National Multi Housing Company, Sierra Club, American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute
- Retrofitting Suburbia for the 21st Century
Lee Beattie article for New Zealand Herald
- Density, the Sustainability Multiplier: Some Myths and Truths with Application to Perth, Australia
Published in the Sustainability Journal, written by Peter Newman
- Public Notice on General Hearings - Issued 12 February 2016