The District Plan
Welcome to Wanganui District Council’s District Plan website.
The website has been developed to make the District Plan an interactive, user-friendly document.
The District Plan is a legal document prepared under the Resource
Management Act 1991. It defines the way in which the district’s natural and
physical resources will be managed sustainably.
The Wanganui District Plan
provides the introduction to the District Plan
The Plan Overview page
contains information on resource consents, subdivision, designations, heritage resources, protected trees and much more…
- The Operative Wanganui District Plan was amended on 5th
September to include the decisions on submissions to Plan change (PC) 25 and PC
29 Built Heritage of the District Plan Review.
- A public notice will appear in
the Wanganui Chronicle on 26th September in relation to the Council’s decisions
on submission related to PC23, 24, 26, 27 and 28 and the Plan is deemed to be
amended as of that date. The Plan text on the website will be updated as soon as
possible but in the interim please refer to Shaping Wanganui for text changes resulting from each Plan change.
addition Plan change 30 (Designations), Plan change 31 ( Protected Trees) and
Plan change 32 (Verandah Posts) will be notified on 12th September in the
Wanganui Chronicle. Please refer to Shaping Wanganui after that date to find details of the proposed Plan changes. The
period for making submissions closes on Friday 11th October 2013.
Please contact Clive Aim
at Wanganui District Council if you have any queries about any of
This site has been developed in conjunction with phase 1 of a seven phase review of the Wanganui District Plan. It contains the District Plan text as well as helpful information and forms. All text is part of the District Plan unless otherwise stated.
All of the objectives, policies and methods of the District Plan have been entered into this site individually, and linked to the other related information in the Plan. This means that wherever you begin your search you can move up and down the policy framework and between relevant sections of the Plan.
You can use the left menu to start your search by looking for a Topic, Issue, Objective, or Zones. The information will come up on the screen and the menu on the right will show links to related District Plan information. You can therefore readily identify the information that could be relevant to your project.
You will notice that each piece of information that you view has a "status" at the end of it, identifying whether it is part of the operative Plan or part of a change to the Plan. This is particularly important information as the phased District Plan review progresses because you can easily keep up to date with which parts of the plan are operative and have full legal standing and which parts are proposed but may or may not have legal standing.
Know the reference number? Jump to it!
Reference numbers are in the form of a letter followed by a number e.g. T1