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Waitomo District Plan

The Council is required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.

The Waitomo District Plan is the primary document that manages land use and development within the Waitomo District Council's territorial boundaries. It contains rules that may affect you if you are making a development or land use proposal.

District Plan

  • Part Two
8-Residential zone (PDF, 317 Kb)
  9-Business zone (PDF, 173 Kb)
  10-Industrial zone (PDF, 180 Kb)
  11-Rural zone (PDF, 677 Kb)
  12-Landscape Policy Area (PDF, 339 Kb)
  13-Special Industrial Activities (PDF, 144 Kb)
  14-Conservation Zone (PDF, 341 Kb)
 

14A-Te Maika Zone (PDF, 387 Kb)

 

  • Part Three
15-Network Utilities (PDF, 390 Kb)
  16-Roads and Vehicular Access (PDF, 308 Kb)
  17-Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land (PDF, 461 Kb)
  18-Air Quality (PDF, 152 Kb)
  19-Signs (PDF, 159 Kb)
  20-Noise (PDF, 421 Kb)
  21-Heritage Resources (PDF, 482 Kb)
  22-Surface of Water (PDF, 154 Kb) 
  23-Designated Works (PDF, 271 Kb)
  24-Landscaping (PDF, 113 Kb)
  25-Financial Contributions and Esplanade Reserves (PDF, 290 Kb)
  26-Subdivision (PDF, 255 Kb)
  27-Natural Hazards (PDF, 256 Kb)
  28-Definitions (PDF, 243 Kb)

 

 

Correction of the Operative Waitomo District Plan 2009

1 May 2018

 

In accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991, Schedule 1, Clause 20A, Waitomo District Council has identified some minor administrative errors in the Operative Waitomo District Plan 2009. Council has made the following four changes in order to amend grammatical or numbering errors:

  • Un-amended text from the Operative Waitomo District Plan is black.
  • Amended text is underlined for additions and struck through for deletions e.g. this text is deleted.

 

Residential Zone:

8.5.4.2        The anticipated adverse effects resulting from the area of non-compliance and it’s its impact on the following matters:

Rural Zone:

11.8            Anticipated Environment Outcomes

(b) (h)     Maintenance and enhancement of riparian margins. 

Network Utilities:

Table 15.1

(e) (f)        Lines as defined by Section 2(1A) of the Telecommunications Act 1987 and not otherwise provided for in this rule.

Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land:

17.6.5 (i) Retail LPG outlets, with storage of up to 6 tonnes (single vessel storage) of LPG, provided that the the joint Australian / New Zealand Standard for “Storage and Handling LP Gas (AS/NZS 1596: 1997)” is adhered to

The Operative Waitomo District Plan 2009 incorporating the above corrections is the version available on Council’s website. Please contact the Policy Team on 0800 932 4357 if you have any questions.

Amendment of the Operative Waitomo District Plan 2009 to align with the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

1 May 2018

The Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry) Regulations 2017 (NESPF) came into force on 1 May 2018. The NESPF prevails over any plan rules that duplicate or conflict from this date. Section 44A of the Resource Management Act 1991 requires Council to align the provisions of the District Plan with the NESPF as soon as practicable after 1 May 2018.

The following plantation forestry specific rules have been removed so that they do not duplicate or conflict with the NESPF:

Rural Zone – Section 11:

Rule 11.5.4.5(c)

The following general rules duplicate or conflict with the NESPF but also apply to other activities. An advisory note has been added to these rules to clarify that the NESPF prevails over the rule for plantation forestry activities only:

Rural Zone – Section 11:

Rule 11.5.4.2

Rule 11.5.4.5

Rules 11.5.4.6(a)-(c) and (e)-(f)

Rule 11.5.4.6A

Landscape Policy Area – Section 12

Rules 12.5.1.4(a) and (f)  

Conservation Zone – Section 14

Rule 14.5.1.2(d)

Te Maika Zone – Section 14A

Rule 14A.6.2.2

Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land – Section 17

The rules contained in section 17.6

Noise – Section 20

Rules 20.5.1, 20.5.1.1 and 20.5.1.2

Rule 20.5.1.4

Rule 20.5.1.6

Regulation 6 expressly states where plan rules may be more stringent than the NESPF in accordance with section 43B of the Resource Management Act 1991.  The following plan rules are more stringent than the NESPF and meet the requirements of Regulation 6 of the NESPF.  An advisory note has been added to these rules to clarify that the plan rules prevail over the NESPF for plantation forestry activities:

Rural Zone – Section 11:

Rule 11.5.2.1

Rule 11.5.2.2

Rule 11.5.2.3

Rule 11.5.2.4

Rule 11.5.4.6(d)

The Operative Waitomo District Plan 2009 incorporating the above changes is the version available on Council’s website. Please contact the Policy Team on 0800 932 4357 if you have any questions.

Waitomo District Plan