Council & City

District Plan

The District Plan outlines what people can do with their land in the city and whether or not they require Council approval.

In statutory terms the role of the District Plan is defined as controlling the effects of the use, development and protection of land within the context of promoting sustainable management. Put simply, the District Plan sets the scene in terms of what people can do with their land in the city and whether or not they require Council approval.

District Plan

The District Plan is a living document that is subject to regular review and updates.

Please contact Council’s regulatory planners on 06 356 8199 to confirm the status of provisions as they apply to your development or activity.

Information on past and present plan changes is available via the Sectional District Plan Review.  

City planning maps 

Click on the photo to access our online planning maps. The maps are best viewed using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. 

City Planning Maps

District Plan volume one (including changes resulting from PC22A-G)

The decision on Plan Change 22A-G was issued 18 December 2018.  The following District Plan sections have been updated to reflect these changes. A copy of the previous version of the District Plan is available below.

Previous version District Plan volume one

These sections display the District Plan prior to changes made by PC22A-G.

District Plan volume two

Design guidelines

Supplementary information