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The District Plan guides land use and development across our district. It sets out what activities you can do as of right, what activities you need resource consent for, and how certain activities may be carried out. It covers things like residential development; noise; location and height of buildings; activities on the surfaces of rivers and lakes; and protection of indigenous vegetation.Your zone Contact us
COVID-19 and upcoming hearings
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all hearings and evidence exchange dates for Stage 3 and 3B of the District Plan review have been postponed until further notice. Once Level 4 restrictions have been lifted, we will develop and publicly notify a new hearings programme. In the meantime, our staff are working on other aspects of the District Plan review which can be carried out remotely.
Operative and Proposed District Plans
We are undergoing a District Plan review and are currently working under two District Plans: the Operative District Plan and the Proposed District Plan. Click on the tiles below to find out more.
Search an address on our GIS web mapping application to find out what zone applies. Once you have this, you can view the Operative and Proposed District Plan chapters to find the relevant rules and information, and if any changes are proposed.
If you have questions about any of the District Plan matter or want to find a particular document, please contact one of our dedicated duty policy planners. We're here to help.