Our current District Plan is now available as an ePlan with interactive mapping.
The District Plan is a legal document prepared in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991. It provides zonings to all of the District's land e.g. residential, rural, lifestyle, commercial and industrial to ensure that enough of each is available and is used for its intended purpose. It also identifies features such as ecological, landscapes, heritage and natural hazards that require special consideration.
Within each zone and feature, the District Plan sets out what land use and subdivision activities are permitted or require resource consent. It also sets out what the requirements are for each so that adverse effects on people and/or the environment can be managed.
Here you will also find information on current or previous changes to the District Plan and supporting District Plan documents, and the schedule of fees and charges.
District Plan Supporting Documents
Find related documents, legislation and standards referred to within the District Plan
Commonly asked planning questions
Below you will find guidance on some frequently asked questions and common planning topics in relation to what you can do on your property.
Previous District Plans/Versions
Browse through our District's archived District Plans.
What the ePlan can do
Find out how you can get the most out of the ePlan.