Previous District Plans/Versions
Operative District Plan – Out of Date Hardcopy/PDF Version (last updated September 2020)
Hardcopy/PDF version of Operative District Plan is no longer being updated.
The Operative District Plan has been maintained in a Hardcopy/PDF format since becoming Operative. However, a new ePlan format of the Operative District Plan was launched on 2 June 2021 to replace the Hardcopy/PDF format (which we will no longer be updating). The final version of the old Hardcopy/PDF format (last updated on 12 September 2020 and valid until 1 June 2021) will remain on Council’s website for reference as a ‘historical’ version only. This means that from 2 June 2021, the ePlan is now the only current version of the District Plan.
Note: the preparation of the ePlan involved making a number of minor edits and adding the provisions of Plan Change 81 which was earlier “treated as operative” from 19 March 2021.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council Boundary Changes
Areas of the Western Bay of Plenty District transferred to Tauranga City Council in January and March 2021. The Western Bay of Plenty District Plan continues to have effect over these areas. The documents below should be referred to for this purpose.
Note: All the documents below are in pdf format. The file sizes vary with the largest being 3MB.
Plan Sections (September 2020)
Section 4B - Transportation Access and Parking
Section 5 - Natural Environment
Section 9 - Hazardous Substances
Section 10 - Infrastructure, Network Utilities & Designations
Section 11 - Financial Contributions
Section 12 - Subdivision & Development
Section 14 - Medium Density Residential
Section 16 - Rural-Residential
Section 20 - Commercial Transition
Plan Appendices (September 2020)
Appendix 1 - Schedule of Identified Significant Ecological Features
Appendix 2 - Schedule of Identified Outstanding Landscape Features
Appendix 3 - Schedule of Identified Significant Historic Heritage Features
Appendix 4 - Schedule of Proposed Esplanade Reserves & Strips
Appendix 5 - Schedule of Designations
Appendix 6 - Hazardous Facility Assessment
Appendix 7 - Structure Plans (September 2020)
(Split into sections due to file size)
- Section 3: Katikati Lifestyle Zone
- Section 4: Omokoroa Structure Plan
- Section 5: Tides Reach Rural-Residential
- Section 6: Minden Lifestyle Zone
- Section 7: Te Puna Business Park
- Section 8 and 9: Te Puke Structure Plan/Te Puke Lifestyle Zone
- Section 10: Te Puke West Industrial
- Section 11: Rangiuru Business Park
Plan Maps (September 2020)
Plan Maps (September 2020)
Proposed District Plan Variation 1 - Minden Lifestyle Zone (September 2010)
Enabling the Lifestyle Zone and Minden Structure Plan to go ahead is a key step in progressing rural growth in the Western Bay District.
In 2009 the Proposed District Plan First Review introduced the new concept of Lifestyle Zones. These are to provide semi-rural living choices that have good views, privacy and are close to urban areas.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council notified Variation 1: Lifestyle Zones and Minden Structure Plan Area to the Proposed District Plan First Review on 9 September 2010.
Variation 1 has now been through the submission and further submission phase and hearings and further hearings have been held. Decisions on Variation 1 were publicly notified on 30 July 2011. Two appeals were made against decisions and have been resolved. Variation 1 is now Operative.
The different stages of the Variation 1 process are summarised below including all relevant documents. They are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent stage appearing first.
Variation 1 became Operative on 16 June 2012.
Two appeals were made against the Decisions on Variation 1. These appeals were resolved by way of Consent Order in November 2011 which can be viewed below.
Section 16A Lifestyle and Planning Maps U90, U97 and U98 were changed as a result of the Consent Order.
Decisions on Variation 1 were publicly notified on 30 July 2011.
The Decisions are contained within the Decision Reports. However, to help with interpretation, the Decisions have also been put into context by showing how they affect relevant Sections of the Proposed District Plan First Review, the Planning Maps and the Development Code. The Hearings Committee has also provided a Decision Overview summarising the main decisions and reasons for these.
Decisions Overview (Hearing Committee)
Proposed District Plan Sections (Strikeout Versions)
- Section 3: Definitions (Greenlanes and approved Building Site)
- Section 8: Natural Hazards
- Section 12: Subdivision and Development (Privateways)
- Section 16A: Lifestyle
Proposed District Plan Planning Maps
Hearings / Further Hearings
Hearings on submissions were held on 14 and 16 March 2011.
Further Hearings on submissions were held on 14 July 2011.
Further Hearings were required to give submitters the opportunity to speak to any submission points affected by revised Planning Reports 3A, 5A, 15A, 19A and 27A.
A number of Planning Reports were revised for the Further Hearings. The revised Planning Reports (3A, 5A, 15A, 19A and 27A) replaced the original Planning Reports of the same number e.g. Planning Report 3A replaced Planning Report 3.
These Planning Reports needed to be reviewed following requests for further information from the Hearings Committee at the Hearings on 14 and 16 March 2011. Further information was requested on the walkway and bridleway proposals, structure plan roads, the costs of infrastructure and for further traffic modelling to be undertaken.
Background on Traffic Modelling
It was agreed between Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency that further traffic modelling was required as a result of new dwelling and lot calculations for the Minden Structure Plan Area tabled at the Hearings on 16 March 2011.
The traffic modelling is necessary in determining the impacts of further subdivision on the strategic roading network and hence the amount of subdivision that may be allowed for within the Minden Structure Plan Area.
2. Structure Plan - Boundary and Add to Zone
3A. Structure Plan - Walkways and Bridleways
6. Structure Plan - Stormwater and Geotechnical
8. Lifestyle Section - Explanatory Statement
9. Lifestyle Section - Significant Issues
10. Lifestyle Section - Objectives
11. Lifestyle Section - Policies
12. Lifestyle Section - Activity Lists
13. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Yards
14. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Home Enterprises
15A. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Minden Walkway and Bridleway Widths
16. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Various and New
17. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - General
18. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Transferable Subdivision Entitlements
19A. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Minden Staging Requirements
20. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Minden Walkway and Equestrian Lot Entitlements
21. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2a - Instability and Erosion
22. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2d - Landscape Assessment
23. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2 bce - Various and New
24. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Discretion - 16A.6.3 - Subdivision within the Minden Structure Plan Area
25. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Discretion - 16A.6.4 - Discretionary and Non-Complying Activities - General
26. Natural Hazards Section - Approved Building Site Definition
27A. Appendix 7 - Financial Contributions Schedule
Submissions and further submissions
Submissions closed on 22 October 2010.
Further Submissions closed on 1 December 2010.
The Summary of Submissions for the District Plan and Development code are available at the links listed below.
Complete Summary Report District Plan Variation 1 Lifestyle Zone Minden Structure Plan - sorted by Submitter ID
Complete Summary Report 2010 Development Code Minden Bridleways and Walkways - sorted by Submitter ID
Proposed District Plan - Annotated Version (June, 2010)
The Annotated Version June 2010 identifies the appeals lodged with the Environment Court against the 30 January 2010, Decisions Version. Appeals are annotated by displaying the Council appeal reference number in the page margin against the relevant rule under appeal.
This version was superseded by the Annotated Version May 2011.
Section 01 - Plan Overview (PDF, 132KB)
Section 02 - Issues Overview (PDF, 114.5KB)
Section 03 - Definitions (PDF, 304KB)
Section 04A - General (PDF, 163KB)
Section 04B - Transportation, Access, Parking and Loading (PDF, 226.7KB)
Section 04C - Amenity (PDF, 260KB)
Section 04D - Signs (PDF, 154KB)
Section 05 - Natural Environment (PDF, 151KB)
Section 06 - Landscape (PDF, 148KB)
Section 07 - Culture and Heritage (PDF, 150KB)
Section 08 - Natural Hazards (PDF, 170KB)
Section 09 - Hazardous Substances (PDF, 195KB)
Section 10 - Designations and Network Utilities (PDF, 395.5KB)
Section 11 - Financial Contributions (PDF, 204KB)
Section 12 - Subdivision and Development (PDF, 431KB)
Section 13 - Residential (PDF, 231KB)
Section 14 - Future Urban (PDF, 160KB)
Section 15 - Rural Residential (PDF, 155.7KB)
Section 16 - Rural (PDF, 370KB)
Section 17 - Commercial (PDF, 288KB)
Section 18 - Industrial (PDF, 225KB)
Section 19 - Post Harvest (PDF, 166.5KB)
Section 20 - All Terrain Park (PDF, 176KB)
Proposed District Plan Maps (Link to be updated).
01. Schedule of Identified Significant Ecological Features (PDF, 40.6KB)
02. Schedule of Identified Significant Landscape Features (PDF, 33KB)
03. Schedule of Identified Significant Heritage Features (PDF, 60KB)
04. Schedule of Proposed Esplanade Reserves and Strips (PDF, 30KB)
05. Schedule of Designations (PDF, 63KB)
06. Hazard Facilities (25.8KB)
07. Structure Plans (PDF, 3MB)
Reference for Annotated Plan (PDF, 329KB)
Proposed District Plan Notified Version (February 2009)
The Proposed District Plan First Review was notified on 9 February, 2009 and decisions were released in January, 2010.
The Proposed Plan First Review became Operative on 16 June, 2012.
The following documents were notified in February 2009.
The majority of the linked documents below are in PDF file format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. You can download Adobe PDF Reader for free if you don't have it.
- Section 01 - Plan Overview (PDF, 143KB)
- Section 02 - Issues Overview (PDF, 68KB)
- Section 03 - Definitions (PDF, 133.5KB)
- Section 04A - General (PDF, 137KB)
- Section 04B - Transportation, Access, Parking and Loading (PDF, 132KB)
- Section 04C - Amenity (PDF, 179KB)
- Section 04D - Signs (PDF, 133KB)
- Section 05 - Natural Environment (PDF, 128KB)
- Section 06 - Landscape (PDF, 127.5KB)
- Section 07 - Culture and Heritage PDF, 127KB)
- Section 08 - Natural Hazards (PDF, 133.5KB)
- Section 09 - Hazardous Substances (PDF, 134KB)
- Section 10 - Designations and Network Utilities (PDF, 250KB)
- Section 11 - Financial Contributions (PDF, 165KB)
- Section 12 - Subdivision and Development (PDF, 295KB)
- Section 13 - Residential (PDF, 176KB)
- Section 14 - Future Urban (PDF, 110KB)
- Section 15 - Rural Residential (PDF, 117KB)
- Section 16 - Rural (PDF, 228KB)
- Section 17 - Commercial (PDF, 237KB)
- Section 18 - Industrial (PDF, 167KB)
- Section 19 - Post Harvest (PDF, 121KB)
- Section 20 - All Terrain Park (PDF, 112KB)"
Proposed District Plan Maps (Link to be updated)
- 01. Schedule of Identified Significant Ecological Features (PDF, 114KB)
- 02. Schedule of Identified Significant Landscape Features (PDF, 81.7KB)
- 03. Schedule of Identified Significant Heritage Features (PDF, 140KB)
- 04. Schedule of Proposed Esplanade Reserves and Strips (PDF, 77KB)
- 05. Schedule of Designations (PDF, 139KB)
- 06. Hazard Facilities (PDF, 70KB)
- 07. Structure Plans (PDF, 2.7MB)
Previous Operative District Plan (2002)
The Operative Plan 2002 was made Operative in July 2002. It has now been superseded by the Operative Plan 2012.
Section 03 - Rural-Residential - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 04 - Future Urban - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 05 - Residential - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 06 - Commercial - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 07 - Industrial - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 09 - Natural Environment
Section 13 - Amenity - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 14 - Signs - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 15 - Subdivision and Land Use Development - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 16 - Financial Contributions - Updated 29/03/2010
Section 17 - Works and Network Utilities
Section 18 - Access Onsite Parking and Loading
Section 19 - Hazardous Substances
01. Schedule of Identified Significant Ecological Features
02. Schedule of Identified Significant Landscape Features
03. Schedule of Identified Significant Heritage Features
04. Schedule of Proposed Esplanade Reserves and Strips
07. WBOPDC Standard Engineering Drawings - Updated 29/03/2010
08. Documents Comprising Section 32 Analysis
09. Structure Plans - Updated 29/03/2010
10. Hazardous Facility Assessment