Council & City

District Plan

The District Plan outlines what you can do with your land in the city and whether or not you 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. It's a living document that is regularly reviewed and updated.

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

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. 

Photo shows city map overlaid with planning zones.

Operative District Plan volume one  

District Plan volume two

Design guidelines

Supplementary information

District Plan changes 


Enquiries can be made to David Murphy, Chief Planning Officer, on 06 356 8199 or email