All subdivisions need a Subdivision Consent.
Most zones in the District have a minimum size that a property may be able to be subdivided to as a 'controlled' activity. We must approve applications for ‘controlled’ activity subdivision, but may impose conditions to manage any effects on the environment.
In addition to minimum allotment sizes there are other District wide and in some cases zone specific rules, that apply to subdivision. These rules can mean that approval of your subdivision is not guaranteed.
Minimum allotment sizes for controlled activity subdivision in the rural, residential, commercial (and mixed) and industrial zones are:
There may be other rules that may impact your Application:
If your property is in the Rural Production Zone you may be able to subdivide to a minimum area of 2,000m2 by way of a boundary relocation.
A boundary relocation is a form of subdivision that can facilitate the creation of a smaller allotment than would be enabled under the minimum lot size rule.
To be eligible for this you must be able to demonstrate that the subdivision:
The information on this page provides an indication of District Plan rules which frequently apply to what you can do with your property. They are not a comprehensive list of all rules that might apply to a particular use or development.
The District Plan should be referred to in all cases for a comprehensive list of applicable rules.
The Whangārei District Plan 2022 is operative in part and there are appeals to the Transport Chapter which are not yet resolved.
In resolving outstanding appeals, additional rules may be added to the District Plan which may change what you are permitted to do on your property.
Use our online form to make a subdivision enquiry.
Phone: 09 430 4200
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