The Council periodically reviews and updates the District Plan.
Publicly notified proposed plan changes will be published on this website.
Plan changes currently open for public consultation:
The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Wellington Regional Policy Statement requires that councils addresses the risks associated with natural hazards. Plan Change 42 addresses the risk from flooding within the Mangaroa River and Pinehaven Stream catchments for the 1:100 year flood event.
The current District Plan objectives, policies and rules do not recognise the identified Flood Hazard Extent and associated risk to development for either the Mangaroa River or the Pinehaven Stream. Consequently, further development undertaken in accordance with the existing District Plan provisions within either of these Flood Hazard Extents could unacceptably increase the risk to people and property from flooding.
The plan change identifies a range of risks associated with flood events in both the Pinehaven Stream and Mangaroa River catchments. The proposed provisions seek to avoid development in the high hazard areas and avoid and mitigate the risk from flooding in the lower hazard areas.
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Plan change 42 – Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents is currently open for public consultation from 8 March 2017 until 5pm 8 May 2017.
The process for public participation
Submissions on proposed plan changes must be in the format of Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Further submissions must be made in the format of Form 6.
Copies of Forms 5 and 6 are available on the individual plan change pages above, and further information on the submission process is included in the plan change documents.
The Ministry for the Environment has guidance on making a good submission.