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 original public notice click here

To view the further submissions public notice click here

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.

The hearings are now being arranged and the Hearing Panel’s minutes setting out their directions for the hearings are below.

Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

The notice of hearing, procedural requests to the Hearing Panel, and the Hearing Panel’s minutes setting out their directions for the hearings are below.

Click here to view the Notice of Hearing

Click here to view Minute 1 – Directions for Hearing - 20 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 2 – Late Submissions – 20 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 3 - PC23 - ONF Areas - 29 February 2024

Click here to view letter to panel from Herman Frank (PC23.06) – 29 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 4 - PC23 - ONF Areas - 4 March 2024

Click here to view memorandum to panel from Road Metals (PC23.35) – 15 March 2024

Click here to view Minute 5 - PC23 - 27 - Rezoning Requests - 18 March 2024

Click here to view Minute 6 – PC23 – 27 – Rezoning Requests evidence timetable clarification – 27 March 2024

Click here to view Late Submissions Report for Hearings Panel #2

Click here to view Minute 7 – PC23 – 27 – Late Submissions - 3 April 2024


Plan Changes 23 - 27

To view the Overview Report, Section 32 Report, and Summary of Submissions for each plan change click below:

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

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, 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, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 25: Rural Lifestyle Zones

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 26: Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further 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, 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 original public notice click here

To view the further submissions public notice click here

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.

The hearings are now being arranged and the Hearing Panel’s minutes setting out their directions for the hearings are below.

Hearings for Stage 3 of the Mackenzie District Plan Review

The notice of hearing, procedural requests to the Hearing Panel, and the Hearing Panel’s minutes setting out their directions for the hearings are below.

Click here to view the Notice of Hearing

Click here to view Minute 1 – Directions for Hearing - 20 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 2 – Late Submissions – 20 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 3 - PC23 - ONF Areas - 29 February 2024

Click here to view letter to panel from Herman Frank (PC23.06) – 29 February 2024

Click here to view Minute 4 - PC23 - ONF Areas - 4 March 2024

Click here to view memorandum to panel from Road Metals (PC23.35) – 15 March 2024

Click here to view Minute 5 - PC23 - 27 - Rezoning Requests - 18 March 2024

Click here to view Minute 6 – PC23 – 27 – Rezoning Requests evidence timetable clarification – 27 March 2024

Click here to view Late Submissions Report for Hearings Panel #2

Click here to view Minute 7 – PC23 – 27 – Late Submissions - 3 April 2024


Plan Changes 23 - 27

To view the Overview Report, Section 32 Report, and Summary of Submissions for each plan change click below:

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

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, 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, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 25: Rural Lifestyle Zones

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further submissions, and associated hearing documents.

Plan Change 26: Renewable Electricity Generation and Infrastructure

Click here to view the submissions, summary of submissions, further 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, 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

Page last updated: 15 Apr 2024, 10:23 AM