Further Submissions have been released and will close on the 21 March 2018.
The Resource Management Act 1991 (the Act) requires a review of all District Plan provisions to be commenced within 10 years of their enactment. Proposed Plan Change 44—Temporary Events (PC 44) therefore acts as a review of temporary event provisions since their introduction to the Plan in 2009. This Plan Change also responds to clause 1.4.3 of the District Plan to provide a more functional District Plan. Schedule 1 of the Act describes the procedure for a Plan Change and the process required to publicly notify any Plan Change. This Plan Change has been conducted in accordance with Schedule 1.
PC 44 seeks to update related objectives and provisions within the District Plan to current best practice standards. These proposed changes are in response to how event organisers currently manage events, issues which have been identified in the evaluation of current provisions, and historic consenting. These changes include:
- Creating a new ‘General Rules’ chapter (8A) to capture all minor District Wide rules, with the inclusion of a Temporary Events sub-section;
- Updating temporary event Objectives and Policies to consider more specific temporary event matters and acknowledge the positive influence events can have on communities;
- Updating rules to be clearer and to provide a tiered consenting threshold for non-compliances; and
- Adding new rules and associated definitions for event-related camping (overnighting), light spill, noise standards, duration, and high noise levels.
Please see PC 44 main plan change page for all relevant notification documents, proposed amendments to the District Plan, and submission forms.