The District Plan contains rules, policies and objectives to manage the use and development of natural and physical resources in the Hurunui. The District Plan is a framework which shapes the way our district is developed. The District Plan seeks to balance cultural, environmental and economic interests and make the Hurunui a great place to live.
You should review the District Plan before undertaking any building work or development of your property. This will help you find out whether you can proceed as a permitted activity (i.e. as of right) or whether you need resource consent.
The Council is required to have a district plan prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991. The Hurunui District Plan was made operative on 21 June 2018.
The ePlan makes it easy to check the zoning of your property and what (if any) hazard zones or extra rules apply.
A 'how to' help guide for using the ePlan can be found here.
If you need help to use the ePlan or have a question about what can be done on your property, please contact the duty planner on 03-314 8816 or email email@example.com.
Changes to the District Plan
Note the District Plan is not a static document. The Council is able to initiate plan changes to update, change, add or remove new content. The Council is also able to receive and process plan changes from members of the public. These changes are publicly notified and you are able to take part and have your say through the submission process.