Plans, Policies and Public Documents

District Plan

The District Plan outlines what people can do with their land in the city and whether or not they require Council approval.

In statutory terms the role of the District Plan is defined as controlling the effects of the use, development and protection of land within the context of promoting sustainable management. Put simply, the District Plan sets the scene in terms of what people can do with their land in the city and whether or not they require Council approval.

Operative District Plan

The District Plan is a living document that is subject to regular review and updates. Information on changes including the status of any Plan Change will be available here:

Please contact Council’s regulatory planners on 06 356 8199 to confirm the status of provisions as they apply to your development or activity.

Information on past plan changes is available via the Sectional District Plan Review

City Planning Maps 

Follow this thumbnail link to the online planning maps. The maps are best viewed using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. 

City Planning Maps

District Plan volume one

Volume two: Design guidelines and supplementary information

- NE Industrial Design Guide s1
- NE Industrial Design Guide s2
- NE Industrial Design Guide s3

- Elmira and Manapouri Crescent
- Savage Crescent Contents and Introduction
- Savage Crescent Design Guidelines Part 1
- Savage Crescent Design Guidelines Part 2

- Development Contributions Policy 2015
- Guide to Development Contributions Policy 2015
- Tonkin and Taylor: Land Subject to Erosion or Slippage
- NZ Code of Practice: Electrical Safe Distances
- Greenfield Reserves Criteria