Draft Waitomo District Plan

Council staff have been working hard on the PDP.  It’s just about ready for notification, but before we formally do that, the Council thought it would be a good idea to share where we have got to.

The Draft DP has a different look and feel than the current plan.  That’s because it follows the format of the national planning standards.  Some key pointers for finding your way around the Draft DP are:

  • Start with the planning maps. You can look at a specific property by entering an address in the Draft DP Snapshot Tool, or by looking at Draft DP Maps on Online
  • Once you have found the location you are interested in, take note of the zone it is in and whether there are any special features or overlays
  • There are 4 main parts to the Draft DP
  • Start by reading the chapter How the Plan works, it’s in Part 1
  • We suggest you also read the Strategic Direction Chapter – and that’s in Part 2. This chapter will give you an idea on the main outcomes the Plan is aiming to achieve
  • If you are interested in:  an overlay, such as, the rules that apply in a landscape or a significant natural area; or other rules that apply district wide such as earthworks – then you will also find them in Part 2    
  • If you are interested in a zone and the rules that apply, they are all in Part 3 – Area Specific Matters
  • Part 4 contains the Appendices. There is lots of information in here, so we suggest you  take the time to read the Appendices. To give you an example you will find schedules for the special features and overlays. The schedules explain the features and overlays and what’s special about them.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected] or call us on 07 878 0800.

Here’s the Draft District Plan: (At the moment the blue underlined text within the draft plan is not hyperlinked.  We are working on this and it will be fully operational for the Proposed Plan)

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL

PROVISIONSINTRODUCTION

1. Mihi (PDF 137 KB)
2. Contents (PDF 190 KB)
3. Purpose (PDF 120 KB)
4. Description of the district (PDF 111 KB)

HOW THE PLAN WORKS

5. Statutory context (PDF 877 KB)
6. General approach (PDF 329 KB)
7. Cross boundary matters (PDF 206 KB)
8. Relationships between spatial layers (PDF 114 KB)

INTERPRETATION

9. Definitions (PDF 1.1 MB)
10. Abbreviations (PDF 190 KB)
11. Glossary (PDF 221 KB)

NATIONAL DIRECTION INSTRUMENTS

12. National policy statements and New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement (PDF 118 KB)
13. National environmental standards (PDF 122 KB)
14. Regulations (PDF 122 KB)

MANA WHENUA

15. Mana whenua (PDF 199 KB)

PART 2 – DISTRICT-WIDE MATTERS

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

16. Strategic direction, urban form and development - SD (PDF 209 KB)

ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT

17. Energy - ENGY (PDF 503 KB)
18. National Electricity and Gas Transmission - NEGT (PDF 325 KB)
19. Network Utilities - NU (PDF 736 KB)
20. Transport – TRAN (PDF 789 KB)

HAZARDS AND RISKS

21. Contaminated land - CL (PDF 152 KB)
22. Hazardous substances - HS (PDF 287 KB)
23. Natural hazards - NH (PDF 348 KB)

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL VALUES

24. Historic heritage - HH (PDF 419 KB)
25. Sites and areas of significance to Māori - SASM (PDF 508 KB)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT VALUES

26. Ecosystems and indigenous biodiversity - ECO (PDF 370 KB)
27. Natural character - NATC (PDF 350 KB)
28. Natural features and landscapes - NFL (PDF 621 KB)

SUBDIVISION

29. Subdivision - SUB (PDF 498 KB)

GENERAL DISTRICT-WIDE MATTERS

30. Activities on the surface of water - ASW (PDF 207 KB)
31. Amateur radio - AR (PDF 294 KB)
32. Coastal environment - CE (PDF 720 KB)
33. Earthworks - EW (PDF 232 KB)
34. Financial contributions - FC (PDF 271 KB)
35. Hapori whānui (Provisions for community wellbeing, safety and amenity) - HW (PDF 246 KB)
36. Light - LIGHT (PDF 166 KB)
37. Noise - NOISE (PDF 314 KB)
38. Relocated buildings and shipping containers - RLB (PDF 302 KB)
39. Signs - SIGN (PDF 390 KB)
40. Temporary activities - TEMP (PDF 300 KB)

PART 3 – AREA-SPECIFIC MATTERS

ZONES PRECINCTS

Residential

41. Residential zone - RESZ (PDF 530 KB)

Railway Cottage Cluster Precinct – PREC1
Te Kumi Commercial Precinct – PREC2

Rural

42. General rural zone - GRUZ (PDF 692 KB)

Aerodrome Precinct – PREC3

43. Rural production zone - RPROZ (PDF 417 KB)
44. Rural lifestyle zone - RLZ (PDF 407 KB)
45. Settlement zone - SETZ (PDF 525 KB)

Mokau Commercial Precinct – PREC4

Commerce

46. Commercial zone - COMZ (PDF 443 KB)

Te Kūiti CBD Precinct - PREC5

Industrial

47. Industrial zone - INZ (PDF 442 KB)

Open space and recreation

48. Natural open space zone - NOSZ (PDF 353 KB)
49. Open space zone - OSZ (PDF 319 KB)

Special purpose

50. Future urban zone - FUZ (PDF 190 KB)
51. Māori purpose zone - MPZ (PDF 373 KB)
52. Tourism zone - TOUZ (PDF 393 KB)

Multi-zone precincts

53. Amenity Precinct – PREC6 (PDF 153 KB)
54. Te Maika Precinct – PREC7 (PDF 426 KB)

55. DESIGNATIONS (PDF 1.33 MB)

CNZ Chorus NZ Ltd
FGL First Gas Limited
KRH KiwiRail Holdings Ltd
MSNZ Meteorological Service of New Zealand
MCOR Minister of Corrections
MEDU Minister of Education
MJUS Minister of Justice
MPOL Minister of Police / NZ Police
NZTA New Zealand Transport Agency
SPK Spark New Zealand Trading Ltd
TLC The Lines Company Ltd
TPR Transpower New Zealand Ltd
WNL Waipa Networks Ltd
WDC Waitomo District Council

PART 4 – APPENDICES AND MAPS

SCHEDULES

SCHED1 Heritage buildings and structures (PDF 434 KB)
SCHED2 Significant archaeological sites (PDF 143 KB)
SCHED3 Sites and areas of significance to Māori (PDF 738 KB)
SCHED4 Sites and areas of significance to Māori - wāhi tapu sites (PDF 211 KB)
SCHED5 Sites and areas of significance to Māori - cultural alert layer (PDF 253 KB)
SCHED6 Significant natural areas (PDF 2.63 MB)
SCHED7 Outstanding natural landscapes (PDF 345 KB)
SCHED8 Outstanding natural features (PDF 367 KB)
SCHED9 Landscapes of high amenity value (PDF 302 KB)
SCHED10 Areas of outstanding natural character (PDF 118 KB)
SCHED11 Areas of high/very high natural character (PDF 120 KB)
SCHED12 Karst overlay (PDF 225 KB)
SCHED13 Coastal environment overlay (PDF 128 KB)

APPENDICES

APP1 Information requirements for resource consent applications (PDF 322 KB)
APP2 Cultural impact assessment process (PDF 189 KB)
APP3 ICOMOS New Zealand Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value (PDF 339 KB)
APP4 Biodiversity offsetting framework (PDF 120 KB)
APP5 Structure plan requirements (PDF 126 KB)
APP6 Statutory Acknowledgement Areas – Maraeroa A and B Blocks (PDF 3.79 MB)
APP7 Statutory Acknowledgement Areas – Ngati Tūwharetoa (PDF 1.13 MB)

MAPS

Draft Waitomo District Plan Maps (PDF 34.89 MB)