District Plan - Proposed
The life span of a district plan is up to ten years before it must be reviewed. The Operative Rotorua District Plan was one of the first to be prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991. The Operative Plan has undergone an intensive review with the exception of Part 20 Lakes A Zone. The Lakes A Zone includes lakes Okataina, Tarawera, Rotomahana, Okaro, Rotokakahi (Green), Tikitapu (Blue) and Okareka including their catchments, but does not form part of this review. The next district plan, called the Proposed Rotorua District Plan was notified on 31 October 2012.
Submissions and Further Submissions
Submissions to the Proposed Rotorua District Plan closed on 1 March 2013 with 518 submissions received. The Summary of Decisions Requested has been prepared for viewing which sumarises the decisions requested by submitters. Any person now has an opportunity to submit in support or in opposition to these submissions. This is called further submissions.
The call for further submissions has been publicly notified and further submissions will be received from 15 May 2013. Public Notice
Please note that the Council is presently preparing a revised Summary of Decisions Requested report, which will be made available to the public shortly. Notice of the availability of the revised Summary of Decisions report will be given in accordance with clause 7 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991.
In addition, the Council has decided to extend the previously advised closing date for further submissions (which was 28 May 2013). The new closing date will be 10 working days after the date on which public notice of the revised Summary of Decisions Requested report is given.
Information on the Further Submissions process
Click the link for more information on Further Submissions process information and more on time frames and privacy interest aspects.
Make a Further Submission
Click the link to Have your say - Make a Further Submission including online further submissions.
View Submissions and Summary of Decisions Requested
Click the link to view Submissions and the Summary of Decisions requested
View the Proposed District Plan
The proposed district plan (including the various parts, appendices and maps), research, fact sheets and section 32 report can be viewed by clicking the link below. Alternatively, you can inspect the proposed plan at the Council's Customer Centre or the Rotorua District Library during opening hours.
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