District Plan Review Stage Three

Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review was notified on 4 November 2023, being the following proposed plan changes:

  • Plan Change 23 – General Rural Zone, Natural Features and Landscapes, Natural Character
  • Plan Change 24 – Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori
  • Plan Change 25 – Rural Lifestyle Zones
  • Plan Change 26 – Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure
  • Plan Change 27 – Earthworks, Subdivision, Public Access and Transport

To view the proposed plan changes in the EPlan and planning maps click here

Submissions for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan have now closed.


Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

Public Notices

  • To view the original public notice click here
  • To view the further submissions public notice click here

Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

Click here to view the Hearing Panel Minutes

Hearing Notice, Schedule and Recording

Click here to view the Hearing Notice, Schedule and Hearing Recordings


Plan Changes 23 - 27

Plan Change 23: General Rural Zone, Natural Features and Landscapes, Natural Character

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

For Zone Change Requests, Click here to view the Section 42A Report, Evidence and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 24: Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 25: Rural Lifestyle Zones

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 26: Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 27: Subdivision, Earthworks, Public Access and Transport

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Please note:

The rules in these plan changes do not have legal effect until decisions are made on submissions except for those noted below.

Rules with immediate legal effect

All rules in Plan Change 24 – Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori and some rules in the subdivision chapter of Plan Change 27 – Subdivision, Earthworks, Transport and Public Access have immediate legal effect upon notification.

These rules are identified with a red ‘gavel’ icon and are highlighted with a red background in the EPlan.

Notices of Amendments of Minor Effect

This notice outlines amendments made to Plan Changes 23, 25, 26 and 27 on 8 December 2023, in accordance with Schedule 1 Clause 16(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991. To view this notice click here.

This notice outlines a correction to the Natural Features and Landscapes Chapter, in accordance with Schedule 1 Clause 16(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991. To view this notice click here

Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review was notified on 4 November 2023, being the following proposed plan changes:

  • Plan Change 23 – General Rural Zone, Natural Features and Landscapes, Natural Character
  • Plan Change 24 – Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori
  • Plan Change 25 – Rural Lifestyle Zones
  • Plan Change 26 – Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure
  • Plan Change 27 – Earthworks, Subdivision, Public Access and Transport

To view the proposed plan changes in the EPlan and planning maps click here

Submissions for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan have now closed.


Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

Public Notices

  • To view the original public notice click here
  • To view the further submissions public notice click here

Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

Click here to view the Hearing Panel Minutes

Hearing Notice, Schedule and Recording

Click here to view the Hearing Notice, Schedule and Hearing Recordings


Plan Changes 23 - 27

Plan Change 23: General Rural Zone, Natural Features and Landscapes, Natural Character

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

For Zone Change Requests, Click here to view the Section 42A Report, Evidence and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 24: Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 25: Rural Lifestyle Zones

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 26: Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 27: Subdivision, Earthworks, Public Access and Transport

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, Section 42A Report, Evidence, Legal Submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Please note:

The rules in these plan changes do not have legal effect until decisions are made on submissions except for those noted below.

Rules with immediate legal effect

All rules in Plan Change 24 – Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori and some rules in the subdivision chapter of Plan Change 27 – Subdivision, Earthworks, Transport and Public Access have immediate legal effect upon notification.

These rules are identified with a red ‘gavel’ icon and are highlighted with a red background in the EPlan.

Notices of Amendments of Minor Effect

This notice outlines amendments made to Plan Changes 23, 25, 26 and 27 on 8 December 2023, in accordance with Schedule 1 Clause 16(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991. To view this notice click here.

This notice outlines a correction to the Natural Features and Landscapes Chapter, in accordance with Schedule 1 Clause 16(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991. To view this notice click here

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