Plan Change 150: Marsden City Private Plan Change


Private Plan Change 150 by Marsden City Limited Partnership sought to:

  • delete the Marsden Primary Centre Environment (MPC) Chapter in the Operative District Plan
  • reduce the industrial focus of the MPC towards an increased provision of residential land to support the development of a sustainable and viable town centre
  • apply zoning from the current Urban and Services Plan Changes as underlying zones
  • insert a special purpose Marsden Town Centre Zone that would apply to the higher order town centre in the north western portion of Marsden City
  • apply a Marsden City Precinct with provisions aimed at coordinating development with the delivery of transport infrastructure, and a street network that provides for walking and cycling
  • make consequential changes to other Chapters of the Operative District Plan, such as Noise and Vibration Chapter.

It was the applicants vision that the plan change would provide a viable and sustainable town centre in the Ruakaka / Marsden Point area which integrates with surrounding commercial, mixed use and residential uses. 


The following documents contain information on the private plan change application, notification, and consultation.


A virtual hearing was held on 27 - 28 October 2021. 

You can view the recorded hearing below.

Virtual hearing recordings (

Due to technical difficulties, parts of the Council's Infrastructure team and Council's response were not recorded. 


The following documents contain information on the recommendations of the hearing panel, and Council’s decision on these recommendations.

Recommendations from the hearing panel and Council's decision


Three appeals were lodged against aspects of the Plan Change 150 decision. These appeals have all been resolved.  

The Environment Court released two signed consent orders which set out the changes to the decision version of Plan Change 150 that have been agreed on. These changes are now beyond challenge.  

The consent orders relate to:

  • ENV-2022-AKL-000151 Marsden City Partnership through its general partner Marsden City Development Limited v Whangarei District Council
  • ENV-2022-AKL-000152 Bream Bay Village
  • ENV-2022-AKL-000153 GNLC

Environment Court Decision [2023] NZEnvC 004, resolving appeals relating to Plan Change 109 Transport, also includes amendments to Plan Change 150. 

Environment Court Decision [2023] NZEnvC 004(PDF, 18MB)  

Below are the relevant appeal documents to Plan Change 150, including the consent order.


This plan change is Operative as at 14 June 2023, as per the Seal of Approval below:

Council Seal of Approval(PDF, 277KB)