The District Plan is the Invercargill City Council's statement of how it wishes to see the natural and physical resources managed, so the resources will continue to be there for future generations. Under the Resource Management Act 1991, all councils have to prepare district plans.
PLEASE NOTE: Council has released its Proposed District Plan for consultation: Relevant links:
The Proposed District Plan
Summaries of Background Papers
The District Plan Review process.
Current District Plan
The current plan has been broken up as follows to ease downloading:
Operative Plan Statement
Sections 1 to 9
Section 1 - Background and philosophy of the District Plan
Section 2 - The identification of significant Resource Management issues
Section 3 - Objectives and policies
Section 4 - Methods of implementation (the rules)
Section 5 - Anticipated environmental results
Section 6 - Cross boundary issues
Section 7 - Monitoring and review
Section 8 - Definitions
Section 9A - Appendices I and II
Section 9B - Appendices III to IX (Note: this file is a 4.7MB pdf)
District Plan maps
Planning, hazard, airport, iwi, seismic hazard and wind zone hazard maps are available.
Note: The Council's Code of Practice for Land Development includes two main documents plus Council amendments and is currently not available on the website. Hard copies are available on request: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan Change 9 – Otatara
Pursuant to Clause 20 of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991 the Invercargill City Council gives notice of the fact that Plan Change 9 becomes operative on September 2, 2013. This process formalises the decisions made on changes to the District Plan which were publicly notified on May 26, 2012, and the Consent Order issued by the Environment Court on anuary 16, 2013.
A copy of the Public Notice of Plan Change 9 becoming operative, a copy of the Common Seal of the Council, and a copy of the Council’s decisions and the Environment Court's Consent Order are available on this page.
Plan Change 10 – Invercargill Airport
Pursuant to Clause 20 of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991 the Invercargill City Council gives notice of the fact that Plan Change 10 becomes operative on September 2, 2013. This process formalises the decisions made on changes to the District Plan which were publicly notified on August 31, 2011.
A copy of the Public Notice of Plan Change 10 becoming operative, a copy of the Common Seal of the Council, and a copy of the Council’s decisions are available. Please see this page.
Plan Change 11 - Lake Street
In November 2012 Council received a request for a Private Plan Change from H.W. Richardson Group Ltd. The Private Plan Change proposed to extend the existing Enterprise Sub-Area located at 5 Lake Street by rezoning an area of land from Rural Sub-Area to Enterprise Sub-Area. The Private Plan Change also introduced a Concept Plan to limit vehicular access to the plan change site via a new access road off Lake Street only. The Plan Change was notified on January 19, 2013 and five submissions were received. No further submissions were received. On September 18 and 19, 2013 an Independent Hearings Commissioner heard submissions on the Plan Change.
Council now gives notice that it has received the Commissioner’s decisions on Private Plan Change 11 and the Invercargill City District Plan is deemed to have been amended in accordance with the decisions from November 9, 2013. Related documents: