The District Plan is about sustainable land use, environmental protection and enabling growth in the most suitable places.
It is a balancing act. Its purpose is to protect our environment, historic places and cultural taonga for future generations (through sustainable management of our resources) while supporting our communities to live and grow.
This District Plan looks 30 years ahead. It is updated every 10 years to make sure its rules strike the right balance. We released a Draft District Plan in March 2021.
We are now doing targeted engagement on suggested changes to existing heritage precincts.
Affected tangata whenua and property owners have received a letter and a brochure to explain the suggested changes. The District Plan Team hosted an online information session on Friday 1 October and are offering one-on-one sessions, by phone or online, with affected people to discuss how suggested changes may impact their properties.
Full information on Heritage Areas is available online, including independent assessment reports.
Explore the Draft District Plan