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District Plan Maps

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This page contains information about the District Plan maps and how to view and use them.
Updated: 26/03/2019 9:00 a.m.

These maps form the second volume of the District Plan and are arranged in pairs, one called Environments and one called Resource Areas.

Each map in the pair covers the same geographical area.

  • Resource Areas show areas that are specially managed for various reasons
  • Environments (formerly called zones) show the areas that the District is divided into. Every part of the District is in an Environment

The Environments maps also show:

  • designations
  • road hierarchy
  • indicative roads
  • scheduled activities and overlay maps where deviations to the plan are identified.

In addition Coastal Areas have a third Coastal Map Series which show the Coastal Area, Outstanding Natural Character Area and the High Natural Character Area.

Airport approach paths (Designation DW 125) are mapped in greater detail in Chapter 85 of the District Plan text (found in Part C).

To find and view the appropriate maps, click the image below. Once the map index is displayed clicking on one of the numbered frames will open a pop up with links to the corresponding Resource Area map,  Environments map and Coastal map where available.

Note: The interactive map does not include District Plan Mapping but instead links to the District Plan PDF maps.  

Whangarei District Plan Index map.
Click image to view map index

Alternatively, the index maps can be used with the map search below.

Select an area from the drop down menu choice below. The maps associated with that area will be listed. 

​GIS maps

The GIS map system is an interactive system that records a wide range of property information including the District Plan Zonings and Resource Areas.

People can identify their property and use filters to find the information they require, including the District Plan information.

However the PDF map set (linked above) are considered to be the only true Operative District Plan Maps. The GIS map system should be considered indicative only.

Follow the link below to our GIS information pages.

Scheduled, Overlay Area, Precinct Plan Maps

Scheduled, Overlay Area, Precinct Plan Maps are maps on various scales depicting details of conditions of the scheduled activities which are listed in Chapter 49 of the District Plan.



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