A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects properties serviced by the Council-managed water supply to Queenstown CBD, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Queenstown Hill. Read more here.

District Plan

Te Mahere ā-rohe

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.

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.

Open for submissions:

Please see below the processes that are open for submissions under Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) or the Streamline Planning Process (SPP).

Upcoming hearings

In accordance with clause 8B of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991, an Independent Hearing Panel has been appointed on behalf of the Council to hear submissions and make recommendations on Private Plan Change 54 - Northlake commencing at 9.30am on 24 July 2023.

Your zone

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.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding the Proposed and Operative District Plans for the following issues we're here to help. Please contact us on either of the phone numbers or the email address provided below.

  • How the District plan works – current and future stages

  • What is included within the Operative and Proposed District Plans

  • The zoning a property is located in

  • How to make submissions

  • How to find documents

If you have any questions regarding a resource consent, or to find out if you need to apply for a resource consent then please find more information about what our Resource Consent duty planner can help you with here.

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