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Plan Change 129 - NPT Notable and Public Trees

Call for Submissions

This page contains a public notice about Plan Change 129 - NPT Notable and Public Trees call for submissions.
Updated: 10/05/2018 12:26 p.m.

Whangarei District Council gives notice that it has prepared the following proposed plan change to the Whangarei District Plan:

Plan Change 129 - NPT Notable and Public Trees

129 - NPT Notable and Public Trees (PC129)

PC129 proposes to replace the operative Whangarei District Plan “Heritage Tree” provisions in chapters 14, 59 and Appendix 2 with one District wide chapter titled ‘Notable and Public Trees (NPT)’ that relates to the protection of individual trees or groups of trees.

PC129 includes specific proposed changes to the operative Whangarei District Plan text and maps. In summary, these include:

  • new Resource Area Chapter with objectives, policies and rules
  • changes to the Resource Area Map series
  • consequential changes to the WDP text. 

Public Inspection

The proposal may be inspected from onwards on the Plan Changes page of this website by following the link below.

Printed copies will also be available from this date at Whangarei District Council Service Centres at Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei; Ruakaka Service Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakaka and Whangarei Central Library, Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

Please contact Council's Policy and Monitoring Department if you have any questions about the proposal.


Any person may make a submission on the proposal. The submission must be on Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of this form are available from Whangarei District Council. Your written submission must be sent to:

Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Attention: Policy and Monitoring Department
Fax: +64 9 438 7632

delivered to Whangarei District Council Offices, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei or emailed to

Submissions close at 4:00pm on .

Public Participation Process

The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Act is as follows:

  • after the closing date for submissions, Whangarei District Council must prepare a summary of the submissions and this summary must be publicly notified.
  • there must be an opportunity to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made.
  • if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held.
  • Whangarei District Council must give its decision on the proposal (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions).
  • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision on the proposal to the Environment Court.

This notice is given pursuant to Clause 5 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Rob Forlong



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