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.
Note that Council is reviewing its Draft District Plan. Updates are available on this page, and summaries of background papers are available here.
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
NOTE: 5 Lake Street - Private Plan Change request
The Council is processing a request from H W Richardson Group Ltd for a Private Plan Change to rezone an area of land from Rural Sub-Area to Enterprise Sub-Area. Submissions close on Tuesday, February 19. Click for full details.