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: Council has carried out a full review of the Operative District Plan. The Proposed Invercargill City District Plan has been through the submission and hearings process, with decisions released in October 2016. Sixteen appeals were received on the decisions to the Proposed District Plan. Those provisions of the Proposed District Plan that were NOT the subject of an appeal are now to be treated as operative, meaning that the corresponding provisions in the Operative District Plan are to be treated as inoperative.
Please view the Proposed District Plan – Appeals Version – January 2017 which highlights the provisions that have been appealed. The Appeals themselves are also available.
Where a provision is the subject of an appeal, both the Operative District Plan and the Proposed District Plan provisions will need to be considered.
Operative District Plan
The current plan has been broken up as follows to ease downloading:
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
- Frequently asked questions
- District Plan: maps
- District Plan Review: summaries of background information
- Significant Natural Areas 1999. This report is a large information base for areas of significant indigenous vegetation and significant habitats of indigenous fauna. It is available on request in CD form.