Operative Waitomo District Plan

Welcome to the Operative Waitomo District Plan. Waitomo District Council is required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.

The District Plan is the primary document that manages land use and development within our territorial boundaries. It contains objectives, policies and rules that may affect you if you are proposing to subdivide or develop land.

There are two ways to search the District Plan.

The district plan snapshot allows you to enter the address (or Valuation Number) of a property to find information such as the site’s legal description and size, its zoning, associated policy areas (if any), and any special features such as archaeological sites, heritage or cultural sites. You will be able to see a map of the site. It also links you to the zone chapter text and to the district wide rules which cover matters such as car parking requirements, noise standards, and subdivision.

The district plan text shows the full district plan chapter by chapter. When you open a chapter or section of the district plan you can search on any word using the ‘find’ command in your web browser.

District Plan Snapshot

Click the link below to use the district plan snapshot. Enter the property Address or Valuation Number into the search box to see a map of the site and the specific rules that apply to the property or proposed activities:

Operative District Plan Snapshot

District Plan Text

The full text of the district plan is set out chapter by chapter below:

  • 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, 387 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)


Updates to the Operative Waitomo District Plan

Sometimes we have to update or amend the District Plan. This might happen when we add a designation, need to correct a minor error or if changes are made to the Resource Management Act 1991.

If you are interested in the updates we have made, you can click here to see them:

Operative Waitomo District Plan