Changes to the South Waikato District Plan
Pursuant to Section 55(2A) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the South Waikato District Council hereby gives public notice that on 9 September 2021 it resolved to amend the South Waikato District Plan provide consistency with Clause 3.38 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020. The amendment consists of removing the rules requiring a minimum number of car parks to be provided for development, land uses or activities in the Tokoroa Business zone, Tokoroa Residential zone, and the Industrial zones in Tokoroa and at Kinleith.
Pursuant to Section 58I 3)e) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the South Waikato District Council also hereby gives public notice that on 9 September 2021 it resolved to amend the South Waikato District Plan to provide consistency in part with Clause 14.1 of the National Planning Standards 2019 (NPS). The amendment consists of replacing the previous definition of “Building” in Chapter 9 of the Plan with the definition of “Building” from the Definitions list in the NPS, which is:
“Building means a temporary or permanent movable or immovable physical construction that is:
- partially or fully roofed, and
- is fixed or located on or in land, but
- excludes any motorised vehicle or other mode of transport that could be moved under its own power”.
Please contact Patrick McHardy, Senior Planner with any questions on (07) 8850785.
South Waikato District Council
15 October 2021.
What is the District Plan?
The District Plan contains our objectives, policies, rules and maps for managing activities and development in the district.
The Resource Management Act 1991 requires councils to prepare a District Plan.
The District Plan is the main document that sets the framework for managing land use and development within our district. It contains objectives, policies and rules to address resource management issues such as the effects of land use and subdivision, noise and traffic.
The rules of the District Plan set out what activities you can do as of right (permitted activities) and what activities you'll need resource consent for. These rules cover things like residential development, subdivision of land, the height and location of buildings, commercial and industrial developments, heritage and noise.
The District Plan is subject to ongoing monitoring and review and is changed when necessary. Please take care to check if the land, locality or rule you are concerned with is subject to any form of change by checking out the Operative District Plan and any proposed changes being looked at.
Operative District Plan April 2021
Changes to the South Waikato District Plan were declared operative on 28 April 2021.
The latest version of the Plan is now available for download or viewing online.
Download a Copy of the Operative District Plan
- Download a full copy of the plan's rules and objectives
Volume 1 - Part A-D (PDF 2.7Mb)
- Download Appendices A-D and F-L (all appendices excluding Significant Natural Areas & Statutory Acknowledgements)
Volume 2 - Part E Appendices A-L (PDF 11.3Mb)
- Appendix E - Significant Natural Areas
- Appendix L - Statutory Acknowledgements
- Note: To keep the document size to a minimum, the Appendix E PDF file does not include the 300+ maps that are associated with Significant Natural Areas. All of these maps can be located online and are referenced in the online version of the file.
View the Online Operative District Plan (ePlan)
- View the full document, heritage inventory and maps online here
- View the District Plan Section 32 report
For Questions and Further Information on the District Plan...
Contact the Planning Team at South Waikato District Council using this form or phone us on 07 8850340.