Draft ReZoning

Welcome to the draft zones. Using the maps below, you will be able to see the zoning that is currently proposed for your property. These zones are still being considered and changes are likely before the new District Plan is notified. However, these maps will give you a good indication of the likely zoning of your property.

You can zoom in and out of the maps to find your property.

The type of zones that WDC are allowed to have are set out by the National Planning Standards. The map key identifies the colour of each of the zones.

The purpose of each zone is described below:

Residential zone

Areas used predominantly for residential activities and buildings consistent with a suburban scale and subdivision pattern, such as one to two storey houses with yards and landscaping, and other compatible activities.

General rural zone

Areas used predominantly for primary production activities, including intensive indoor primary production. The zone may also be used for a range of activities that support primary production activities, including associated rural industry, and other activities that require a rural location.

Rural lifestyle zone

Areas used predominantly for a residential lifestyle within a rural environment on lots smaller than those of the General rural and Rural production zones, while still enabling primary production to occur.

Settlement zone

Areas used predominantly for a cluster of residential, commercial, light industrial and/or community activities that are located in rural areas or coastal environments

Commercial zone

Areas used predominantly for a range of commercial and community activities.

Industrial zone

Areas used predominantly for a range of industrial activities. The zone may also be used for activities that are compatible with the adverse effects generated from industrial activities.

Natural open space zone

Areas where the natural environment is retained and activities, buildings and other structures are compatible with the characteristics of the zone. Open space zone Areas used predominantly for a range of passive and active recreational activities, along with limited associated facilities and structures.

Open space zone

Areas where the natural environment is retained and activities, buildings and other structures are compatible with the characteristics of the zone. Open space zone Areas used predominantly for a range of passive and active recreational activities, along with limited associated facilities and structures.

Future urban zone

Areas suitable for urbanisation in the future and for activities that are compatible with and do not compromise potential future urban use.

Māori purpose zone

Areas used predominantly for a range of activities that specifically meet Māori cultural needs including but not limited to residential and commercial activities.

Rural industry (production) zone

The zone may be used for a range of activities that support primary production activities, including associated rural industry, and other activities that require a rural location.

Tourism zone

Areas used predominantly for a range of tourism activities and activities that are compatible with tourism activities including, but not limited to residential and commercial activities.