Effectiveness Review

As part of the District Plan Review, the effectiveness of the current plan over its ‘life’ has been reviewed.  Review of district plans is required under sections 31 and 35 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and provides information on how the plan has been working in practice.

The current District Plan was declared Operative on 3 November 2005.  Over the time it has been operative a number of private and Council led plan changes have been made, following the requirements for consultation, reporting and decision making that are set out in the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, or as required by the Land Use Recovery Plan 2013.  There have also been substantial changes to legislation and other policies and strategies that influence district planning since 2005.

A summary of how the plan was reviewed, and the matters that were considered is shown in the chart on the right.

Some key findings for a range of topics have been identified in eight District Plan Effectiveness summary documents:

  1. Strategic Framework (pdf, 1.2 MB)
  2. Business Environments (pdf, 2.9 MB)
  3. Rural Environment (pdf, 3.0 MB)
  4. Residential Environments (pdf, 1.8 MB)
  5. Social and Cultural (pdf, 1.4 MB)
  6. Natural Environments (pdf, 1.3 MB)
  7. Infrastructure, Utilities and Transport (pdf, 4.7 MB)
  8. District Wide (pdf, 2.9 MB)

More detailed information on the findings from the District Plan Effectiveness Review and the background to the process, can be found in the to the Technical Advisory Group memorandum, 30 January 2017.