District Plan

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 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 in 10 July 2016. The Operative district plan is the main document council uses to exercise its functions under the Resource Management Act. 

The Rotorua District Plan has 17 chapters (parts), 11 Appendices and planning maps. The maps show the location of the various zones within the district.

From time to time some parts of the Plan will be subject to amendment or Plan Change(s).

E-Book of the District Plan:

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District Plan - Parts 1 to 17

District Plan - Appendices 1 to 11

Lakes A Zone - Part 11

Part 11 relates to a number of lakes to the east of the Rotorua CBD called the Lakes A Zone. 
It consists of two volumes of text and a set of planning maps.

District Plan and Lakes A Zone Maps

The maps show the location of the various zones within the district.

District Plan Maps

Statutory Acknowledgements in the Rotorua District

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. 

Page reviewed: 17 Aug 2018 4:14pm