District Plan - Decisions

On 6 April 2016 the Council adopted the Hearing Panel's recommended decisions on the Proposed District Plan and Variation 1 - Natural Character. Our new District Plan took effect on 29 April 2016 but until any appeals are settled, some provisions of the previous (Operative) District Plan remain in force.

Both the Proposed District Plan and the Operative District Plan are available via the District Plan Portal under "District Plan Text" or click here.  Copies of the Plan may be obtained on CD from Customer Services at each of the Area Offices. Contact Customer Services via email or phone 07 868 0200 to request a copy. 

District Plan - Decisions

On 6 April 2016 the Council adopted the Hearing Panel's recommended decisions on the Proposed District Plan and Variation 1 - Natural Character. 

The Council decisions comprise 31 Decision Reports prepared by the District Plan Hearings Panel, along with the Decisions Version of the planning text (including the appendices) and the Planning Maps.  The Decision Reports document the Hearing Panel's recommendations to the Council on a Plan section/topic basis.  The recommended decision section of each report details whether the Hearing Panel adopted the Staff recommendations from the Section 42 Hearing Report and where the Panel recommended additional changes to those recommended by staff.

 

Copies of the Plan may also be obtained on CD from the District Plan Team or picked up from Customer Services at each of the above Offices.

For each Decision Report showing below, a Section 42 Hearings Report has been linked at the end of the Decision Report.  This will allow you to read the staff recommendations for each hearing.

Decision Report

Decision - Planning Text

Part I - Introduction

Part II - Overlay Issues, Objectives and Policies

Part III - District-wide Issues, Objectives and Policies

Part IV - Area Issues, Objectives and Policies

Part V - Special Purpose Provisions

  • Section 25 - Site Development Plans
  • 25.2 - 15 Wharekaho Road, Wharekaho Site Development Plan
  • 25.3 - Sailors Grave Road, Pumpkin Hill Road Site Development Plan
  • 25.4 - 409 Opoutere Road, Site Development Plan
  • 25.5 - Cooks Beach Expansion Site Development Plan
  • 25.6 - Coromandel Business Park Site Development Plan
  • 25.7 - Hahei Holiday Resort Site Development Plan
  • 25.8 - Otama Campground Site Development Plan
  • 25.9 - Part Manaia 6 Block Site Development Plan
  • 25.10 - Harataunga 2B2 Site Development Plan
  • 25.11 - Harataunga 2C2B2C Site Development Plan
  • 25.12 - Kikowhakarere Bay Site Development Plan
  • 25.13 - Opito Bay (Skippers Road) Site Development Plan
  • 25.14 - Waihirere Drive Site Development Plan
  • Section 26 - Site Specific Activities
  • Section 27 - Structure Plans
  • 27.2 - Kopu to Thames Structure Plan
  • 27.3 - Matarangi Structure Plan
  • 27.4 - Pauanui Orchard Estate Structure Plan
  • 27.5 - Whitianga Waterways Structure Plan
  • 27.6 - Hahei Entrance Interim Structure Plan

Part VI - Overlay Rules

Part VII - District-wide Rules

Part VIII - Zone Rules

Appendices

Decisions - Maps

To see how your property sits in the new District Plan, use our SMART Maps system and look up your property to find your zone. Once you've found your zone, look at the overlays to see if any other rules apply. Think of the zone as a cake and the overlays as the icing and sprinkles on top of the cake.

A Guide to the Planning Maps

Index Map

Planning Map Index

Legend


Map 1 Overlay - Cape Colville
Map 1 Zone - Cape Colville
Map 2 Overlay - Port Charles
Map 2 Zone - Port Charles
Map 2A Overlay - Port Charles
Map 2A Zone - Port Charles
Map 2B Overlay - Port Charles
Map 2B Zone - Port Charles
Map 3 Overlay - Onekura
Map 3 Zone - Onekura
Map 4 Overlay - Cuvier Island
Map 4 Zone - Cuvier Island
Map 5 Overlay - Port Jackson Road
Map 5 Zone - Port Jackson Road
Map 6 Overlay - Colville
Map 6 Zone - Colville
Map 6A Overlay - Otautu Bay
Map 6A Zone - Otautu Bay
Map 6B Overlay - Colville
Map 6B Zone - Colville
Map 6C Overlay - Waitete Bay
Map 6C Zone - Waitete Bay
Map 7 Overlay - Little Bay
Map 7 Zone - Little Bay
Map 7A Overlay - Little Bay
Map 7A Zone - Little Bay
Map 7B Overlay - Tuateawa
Map 7B Zone - Tuateawa
Map 7C Overlay - Kennedy Bay
Map 7C Zone - Kennedy Bay
Map 8 Overlay - Great Mercury Island
Map 8 Zone - Great Mercury Island
Map 9 Overlay - The Mercury Islands
Map 9 Zone - The Mercury Islands
Map 10 Overlay - Papaaroha
Map 10 Zone - Papaaroha
Map 10A Overlay - Kikowhakarere Bay
Map 10A Zone - Kikowhakarere Bay
Map 10B Overlay - Coromandel
Map 10B Zone - Coromandel
Map 10C Overlay - Long Bay
Map 10C Zone - Long Bay
Map 10D Overlay - Wyuna Bay
Map 10D Zone - Wyuna Bay
Map 11 Overlay - Coromandel
Map 11 Zone - Coromandel
Map 11A Overlay - Kennedy Bay
Map 11A Zone - Kennedy Bay
Map 11B Overlay - Kennedy Bay
Map 11B Zone - Kennedy Bay
Map 11C Overlay - Kennedy Bay
Map 11C Zone - Kennedy Bay
Map 11D Overlay - Coromandel
Map 11D Zone - Coromandel
Map 11E Overlay - Coromandel
Map 11E Zone - Coromandel
Map 11F Overlay -  Coromandel
Map 11F Zone - Coromandel
Map 11G Overlay - Coromandel
Map 11G Zone - Coromandel
Flood Hazard Map - 11H Coromandel
Map 12 Overlay - Matarangi
Map 12 Zone - Matarangi
Map 12A Overlay - Whangapoua
Map 12A Zone - Whangapoua
Map 12B Overlay - Matarangi
Map 12B Zone - Matarangi
Map 12C Overlay - Matarangi
Map 12C Zone - Matarangi
Map 12D Overlay - Matarangi
Map 12D Zone - Matarangi
Map 12E Overlay - Rings Beach
Map 12E Zone - Rings Beach
Map 13 Overlay - Otama
Map 13 Zone - Otama
Map 13A Overlay - Kuaotunu West
Map 13A Zone - Kuaotunu West
Map 13B Overlay - Kuaotunu
Map 13B Zone - Kuaotunu
Map 13C Overlay - Kuaotunu
Map 13C Zone - Kuaotunu
Map 13D Overlay - Otama
Map 13D Zone - Otama
Map 13E Overlay - Otama
Map 13E Zone - Otama
Map 14 Overlay - Opito
Map 14 Zone - Opito
Map 14A Overlay - Opito
Map 14A Zone - Opito
Map 14B Overlay - Opito
Map 14B Zone - Opito
Map 14C Overlay - Matapaua Bay
Map 14C Zone - Matapaua Bay
Map 15 Overlay - Manaia
Map 15 Zone - Manaia
Map 15A Overlay - Te Kouma
Map 15A Zone - Te Kouma
Map 15B Overlay - Te Kouma
Map 15B Zone - Te Kouma
Map 15C Overlay - Manaia
Map 15C Zone - Manaia
Map 16 Overlay - Waiau
Map 16 Zone - Waiau
Map 17 Overlay - Whitianga
Map 17 Zone - Whitianga
Map 17A Overlay - Whitianga
Map 17A Zone - Whitianga
Map 17B Overlay - Whitianga
Map 17B Zone - Whitianga
Map 17C Overlay - Whitianga
Map 17C Zone - Whitianga
Map 18 Overlay - Mercury Bay
Map 18 Zone - Mercury Bay
Map 18A Overlay - Whitianga
Map 18A Zone - Whitianga
Map 18B Overlay - Whitianga
Map 18B Zone - Whitianga
Map 18C Overlay - Whitianga
Map 18C Zone - Whitianga
Map 18D Overlay - Wharekaho
Map 18D Zone - Wharekaho
Map 18E Overlay - Whitianga
Map 18E Zone - Whitianga
Map 18F Overlay - Whitianga
Map 18F Zone - Whitianga
Map 18G Overlay - Ferry Landing
Map 18G Zone - Ferry Landing
Map 18H - Overlay - Cooks Beach
Map 18H Zone - Cooks Beach
Map 18I Overlay - Cooks Beach
Map 18I Zone - Cooks Beach
Map 18J Overlay - Cooks Beach
Map 18J Zone - Cooks Beach
Flood Hazard Map - 18K Cooks Beach
Map 19 Overlay - Hahei
Map 19 Zone - Hahei
Map 19A Overlay - Hahei
Map 19A Zone - Hahei
Map 19B Overlay - Hahei
Map 19B Zone - Hahei
Map 20 Overlay - Waikawau
Map 20 Zone - Waikawau
Map 20A Overlay - Waikawau
Map 20A Zone - Waikawau
Map 21 Overlay - Te Mata
Map 21 Zone - Te Mata
Map 21A Overlay - Te Mata
Map 21A Zone  - Te Mata
Map 21B Overlay - Tapu
Map 21B Zone - Tapu
Flood Hazard  Map - 21B Tapu
Map 22 Overlay - Coromandel Forest Park
Map 22 Zone - Coromandel Forest Park
Map 23 Overlay - Whenuakite
Map 23 Zone - Whenuakite
Map 23A Overlay - Coroglen
Map 23A Zone - Coroglen
Map 24 Overlay - Hot Water Beach
Map 24 Zone - Hot Water Beach
Map 24A Overlay - Hot Water Beach
Map 24A Zone - Hot Water Beach
Map 24B Overlay - Te Karo Bay
Map 24B Zone - Te Karo Bay
Map 24C Overlay - Sailors Grave Road
Map 24C Zone - Sailors Grave Road
Map 24D Overlay - Tairua
Map 24D Zone - Tairua
Map 25 Overlay - Alderman Islands
Map 25 Zone - Alderman Islands
Map 26 Overlay - Te Puru
Map 26 Zone - Te Puru
Map 26A Overlay - Ruamahunga
Map 26A Zone - Ruamahunga
Map 26B Overlay - Waiomu
Map 26B Zone - Waiomu
Flood Hazard Map 26B - Waiomu
Map 26C Overlay - Te Puru
Map 26C Zone - Te Puru
Flood Hazard Map 26C - Te Puru
Map 26D Overlay - Ngarimu Bay
Map 26D Zone - Ngarimu Bay
Flood Hazard Map 26D - Ngarimu Bay
Map 26E Overlay - Whakatete Bay
Map 26E Zone - Whakatete Bay
Map 27 Overlay - Kauaeranga Valley
Map 27 Zone - Kauaeranga Valley
Map 28 Overlay - Hikuai
Map 28 Zone - Hikuai
Map 29 Overlay - Tairua/Pauanui
Map 29 Zone - Tairua/Pauanui
Map 29A Overlay - Tairua
Map 29A Zone - Tairua
Map 29B Overlay - Tairua
Map 29B Zone - Tairua
Map 29C Overlay - Tairua
Map 29C Zone - Tairua
Map 29D Overlay - Tairua
Map 29D Zone - Tairua
Map 29E Overlay - Pauanui
Map 29E Zone - Pauanui
Map 29F Overlay - Red Bridge Road
Map 29F Zone - Red Bridge Road
Map 29G Overlay - Pauanui
Map 29G Zone - Pauanui
Map 29H Overlay - Pauanui
Map 29H Zone - Pauanui
Map 29I Overlay - Pauanui
Map 29I Zone - Pauanui
Map 29J Overlay - Tairua Industrial
Map 29J Zone - Tairua Industrial
Map 29K Overlay - Ohui
Map 29K Zone - Ohui
Map 29L Overlay - Ohui
Map 29L Zone - Ohui
Flood Hazard Map - 29N Tairua
Map 30 Overlay - Slipper Island
Map 30 Zone - Slipper Island
Map 31 Overlay - Thames
Map 31 Zone - Thames
Map 31A Overlay - Tararu
Map 31A Zone - Tararu
Flood Hazard Map - 31A Tararu
Map 31B Overlay - Thames
Map 31B Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31B Thames
Map 31C Overlay - Thames
Map 31C Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31C Thames
Map 31D Overlay - Thames
Map 31D Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31D Thames
Map 31E Overlay - Thames
Map 31E Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31E Thames
Map 31F Overlay - Thames
Map 31F Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31F Thames
Map 31G Overlay - Thames
Map 31G Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31G Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31H Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31I Thames
Map 31J Overlay - Thames
Map 31J Zone - Thames
Flood Hazard Map - 31J Thames
Map 31K Overlay - Kopu
Map 31K Zone - Kopu
Flood Hazard Map - 31K Kopu
Map 31L Overlay - Kopu
Map 31L Zone - Kopu
Flood Hazard Map 31L - Kopu
Map 31M Overlay - Kopu
Map 31M Zone - Kopu
Flood Hazard Map - 31M Kopu
Flood Hazard Map - 31N Kopu
Flood Hazard Map - 31O Kopu
Map 32 Overlay - Neavesville
Map 32 Zone - Neavesville
Map 32A Overlay - Matatoki
Map 32A Zone - Matatoki
Map 33 Overlay - Broken Hills
Map 33 Zone - Broken Hills
Map 34 Overlay - Onemana
Map 34 Zone - Onemana
Map 34A Overlay - Opoutere
Map 34A Zone - Opoutere
Map 34B Overlay - Opoutere
Map 34B Zone - Opoutere
Map 34C Overlay - Onemana
Map 34C Zone - Onemana
Map 34D Overlay - Whangamata
Map 34D Zone - Whangamata
Map 34E Overlay - Whangamata
Map 34E Zone - Whangamata
Map 34F Overlay - Whangamata
Map 34F Zone - Whangamata
Map 35 Overlay - Matatoki Road
Map 35 Zone - Matatoki Road
Map 36 Overlay - Puriri
Map 36 Zone - Puriri
Map 36A Overlay - Puriri
Map 36A Zone - Puriri
Map 36B Overlay - Puriri
Map 36B Zone - Puriri
Map 36C Overlay - Puriri
Map 36C Zone - Puriri
Map 36D Overlay - Hikutaia
Map 36D Zone - Hikutaia
Map 37 Overlay - Wentworth Valley
Map 37 Zone - Wentworth Valley
Map 38 Overlay - Whangamata
Map 38 Zone - Whangamata
Map 38A Overlay - Whangamata
Map 38A Zone - Whangamata
Map 38B Overlay - Whangamata
Map 38B Zone - Whangamata
Map 38C Overlay - Whangamata
Map 38C Zone - Whangamata
Map 38D Overlay - Whangamata
Map 38D Zone - Whangamata
Airfield Height Restriction Overlay Map - Coromandel Airfield
Airfield Height Restriction Overlay Map - Whitianga Airfield
Airfield Height Restriction Overlay Map - Pauanui Airfield
Airfield Height Restriction Overlay Map - Thames Airfield