The Resource Management Act 1991 requires Local authorities to have a district plan to manage the physical and natural environment. This plan contains guidance and rules about new developments and the use of land and buildings.
The plan sets out what activities do or don't need a resource consent, and sets the standards that must be met for certain types of activities. The plan also sets what activities can be done as of right.
If a building or activity doesn't comply with the current district plan you will need to apply for a land use resource consent. Also, if you would like to create a new section from an existing section or need to adjust the boundary of your property you need a subdivision resource consent.
The Operative plan is the plan enacted on 10 July 2016.
E-Book of the District Plan:
District Plan - Parts 1 to 17
District Plan - Appendices 1 to 11
Lakes A Zone - Part 11
Volume 1 - Sections 1 - 10
Volume 2 - Section 11 - Appendices
District Plan and Lakes A Zone Maps
District Plan Maps
Other relevant documents:
The Kaituna Document see page 11 of the Kaituna River Document for the area which is influenced by the document. Note, resource consent applications within this area 'must have regard' to the Kaituna River Document.