Proposed Hurunui District Plan

View the Proposed Hurunui District Plan as Amended by Decisions 2016 here.

Giving effect to the Proposed District Plan

The Council has received six appeals on the Decisions Version of the Proposed Plan. The chapters directly affected are 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17 and 20. In accordance with Section 86F of the Resource Management Act, any rules not affected by an appeal are treated as operative (and any previous rules in the 2003 Operative Plan are inoperative). Note however, that rules may be affected by an appeal even if not directly appealed. Therefore, while identification of the provisions under appeal can provide general guidance as to which rules will or will not be treated as operative by the Council, is not definitive. For further advice please call or email the Duty Planner on 03 314 8816 or

View appeals lodged on the Proposed Hurunui District Plan as Amended by Decisions 2016 here.

Appeal mediation is in progress.

Decision Information

The Proposed Hurunui District Plan as Amended by Decisions on Submissions (October 2016) was publicly notified on 15 October 2016. This is the result of the Council adopting the District Plan Hearing Committee's Decisions on Submissions 2016.

View the Council decision document here.

The decision document follows a similar structure to the officer Section 42A reports, following a chapter layout with a discussion on the notified provisions, submissions, Council decision on changes to provisions and then reasons for each topic.

View minor corrections to the Proposed Hurunui District Plan as Amended by Decisions 2016 here.

Previous stages of the District Plan Review


The Hearing for original and further submissions was held during May and June 2016.

Documents relating to the hearing are available here.

Original and Further Submissions

The ability to make a submission on the Proposed Hurunui District Plan is closed. Original and Further Submissions can be read here.

Council Officer analysis of submissions (s42A reports) can be read here.

Background Information on the District Plan Review 


If you have any questions feel free to contact:
Stephanie Chin - 03 314 0080 or

Nicola Kirby - 03 314 0058 or