What is a Plan Change?
A Plan Change is an amendment to an operative District Plan. There are several reasons for doing a Plan Change, including meeting emerging community needs or new legislative requirements. How Plan Changes proceed is governed by the Resource Management Act 1991
Plan Changes can be initiated by Council or members of the public. When Plan Changes are initiated by members of the public these are called Private Plan Changes, and in some cases councils choose to take over a Private Plan Change on behalf of the community. Plan Changes always require community consultation as part of the process.
This page provides links to any current plan changes in process. For information on any completed plan change processes, please contact Council.