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…
Please Note: Phase 2 and 3 of the District Plan Review have been notified Thursday 1 November 2012 and
are open for submission until 5pm Tuesday 4 December 2012. Please refer to http://www.wanganui.govt.nz/Shaping/HaveSay.asp
for Proposed Plan Changes
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