The information on this page provides a summarised version of District Plan rules which apply to retaining walls. There may be other rules that apply depending on the specifics of what is proposed.
The District Plan should be referred to in all cases for a comprehensive list of applicable rules.
We are in the process of adopting a new District Plan which means there are currently two versions of the District Plan – an Operative District Plan and an Appeals Version District Plan.
The rules referred to on this page are those of the Appeals Version District Plan, which are now ‘treated as operative’. 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.
The Appeals Version District Plan will become the new Operative District Plan once any outstanding appeals are resolved.