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District Plan Changes

This page lists all District Plan Changes that are currently in progress.
Updated: 11/08/2016 1:02 p.m.

The District Plan is the 'rule book' that manages land use and subdivision in the District.  To keep our District Plan up to date we ensure every part of it is reviewed at least every 10 years.  The process is required under the Resource Management Act (1991) and is called a rolling review.

A Plan Change is when a Council (as part of the rolling review) proposes to change a District Plan that is already being used (an 'operative plan').  Individuals can also request that the Council makes a Plan Change.

Recently Notified Plan Changes

For more information on the recently notified proposed Plan Changes PC85, A-D, PC86A and B, PC87, PC102 and PC114, please click on the following 'Proposed Plan Changes' link:

Other Current Plan Changes 

All the other current District Plan Changes are listed below. Select a title from the column headed 'Change' to link to all the information about that particular District Plan Change.
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131 Change 131: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)Whangarei District Council decided to accept the Hearing Panel’s recommendations at its Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 15 September 2016,submitters may lodge an appeal with the Environment Court within 30 working days of service of the decision
124 Change 124: Built HeritageThis Plan Change became operative on 28 September 2016.
114 Change 114: LandscapesThe proposed Landscapes Plan Change was notified on 10 August 2016. The closing date for making a submission was 4:00pm, 4 October 2016.
113 Change 113: Ruakaka RacecourseSubject to appeal.
110 Change 110: Noise and VibrationThis Plan Change became operative on 24 May 2016.
102 Change 102: MineralsThe submission period has now closed.
100 Change 100: Sites of Significance to MaoriProposal in preparation. Open the general information tab to view the Research Methodology and Plan for Protecting Sites and Areas of Significance.
94B Change 94B: PapakāingaThe further submission period has now closed.
87 Change 87: Coastal AreaThe submission period has now closed.
85, A-D and 86A and B Change 85, A-D and 86A and B: Rural Environment Plan ChangesThe proposed Rural Environment Plan Changes were notified on 10 August 2016. The closing date for making a submission is 4pm, 4 October 2016.
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