The Waimakariri District Plan identifies issues considered important
in relation to sustainable management of the environment. The Council is
required to have a District Plan prepared under the
Resource Management Act 1991.
Waimakariri District Plan has been prepared in conjunction with the
local community. To manage the
issues outlined in the plan, a number of objectives, policies and
methods, including rules, have been developed which relate to land use
The District Plan is constantly evolving and undergoing review
to meet the changing needs, demands and resources of the region. These
changes occur both through Council initiated and Private Plan Changes.
These Plan Changes are publicly notified and are
also available online.
Included in the District Plan are:
- Divided chapters which deal with different issues
- Introductory chapters which will help you understand and use them
- Maps that will help you work out what zone your property is located in (there are different rules for different zones).
things you may want to do will be dealt with in a range of chapters in
the District Plan or in both the District and Regional Plans. If this
is the case, you will needed to look through different parts of the
plans before you can determine whether or not you need resource consent.
If what you want to do is not specifically mentioned, you may still
require a resource consent and you should check the introductory
chapters of the plans for guidance.
Disclaimer for the Waimakariri District Plan
every effort has been made to ensure that this online version of the
District Plan is accurate and up-to-date, it should not be regarded as
the definitive version of the District Plan.
In addition, as the Planning Maps use colour to depict zonings and highlight features, they
should not be printed without a key also being printed at the same time to avoid misinterpretation of the colours.
Further Information on the Waimakariri District Plan
Hard copies of the District Plan are
available for viewing at Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Oxford service centres
and at the Rangiora Public Library.
For all planning enquiries
please contact the Duty Planner on (03) 311 8900, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the Rangiora Service Centre,
215 High Street, Rangiora.
Notification of Decisions on Council Plan Changes and Private Plan Changes
Council Plan Change or Private Plan Change decision, including Rules,
has legal effect from the date of notification and the District Plan is
deemed amended in accordance with the decisions. Please refer to the Status of Council Plan Changes or Status of Private Plan Changes pages for any decisions issued.
online version of the District Plan will not be updated until these
plan changes are made operative, therefore the online version of the
District Plan should be read in conjunction with the decision on all
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery - Section 27 Notice
to section 27(1)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011,
the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has amended the
Waimakariri District Plan to provide for temporary uses and temporary
buildings for workers accommodation.
has been added to the Waimakariri District Plan, and sets out an
Objective, Policies, Rules and Guideline, attached as an appendix, to
provide for suitable accommodation to meet the needs of workers
supporting the rebuild of greater Christchurch.
An interactive GIS map where you can view the boundaries of Map A ‘UDS greater Christchurch area’ is available on the Environment Canterbury website.