Proposed District Plan - Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Proposed District Plan is made up of six new topics addressing Transport, Earthworks, Signs, Visitor Accommodation, Wakatipu Basin Land-use and Open Space and Recreation. 

Full information on this stage is available on the pages below.  If you have any queries on any of the information provided or need help finding a particular document, please contact the duty policy planner on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka) or email us at  We're here to help. 

Commissioner Recommendations

Please note that these recommendation reports will be taken to Council on 7 March 2019. Until ratified as a Council decision these recommendations have no legal effect.

Recommendation Reports 


The pages below provide full information on each Hearing Stream for Stage 2, including the Section 42A Reports (planner's reports) and all evidence presented.

Stream 14 - Wakatipu Basin (9 July – 26 July and 24 October 2018)

  • Chapter 24 – Wakatipu Basin (including Mapping submissions on stage 1 for this area not yet heard)
  • Arrowtown Mapping

Stream 15 - District Wide (3 September – 28 September and 24 October 2018)

  • Chapter 25 – Earthworks
  • Chapter 29 - Transport
  • Chapter 31 - Signs
  • Chapter 38 – Open Space and Recreation
  • Visitor Accommodation Variation

s357 Objection Hearings  - Stream 14 Objections (26 November 2018)

  • Tucker Beach Residents Society Incorporated (S2802)
  • The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of New Zealand (S2662)

Hearing Panel Communications - Stage 2

Minutes & Memoranda received and issued by the Hearings Panel - Stage 2


The link below contains full information on submissions received on stage 2 including the summary of decisions requested and further submissions. 

Click here to view information on submissions  

Public Notices

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. 

Click here to read the Section 32 reports 

Click here to view the Documents Incorporated by Reference for Stage 2

Fact Sheets and videos

Click to view Frequently Asked Questions - You can submit a question or view previous questions and the answers provided

Want to talk about it?

A duty planner will be available during normal office hours.   Call 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka) or email