Whanganui District Plan


The District Plan regulates the way land is used and developed. It helps determine where activities can take place, under what restrictions, and what natural and cultural features should be protected.

Under the Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA 1991) every local authority in New Zealand must have a district plan.

The plan sets out:

  • policies
  • rules
  • performance standards
  • specific requirements
  • the activities allowed in each zone
  • activities requiring resource consent
  • required information is required 
  • matters to be considered (policies) when the Council assesses resource consent applications.

The plan is to be read alongside the Interactive Planning Map which shows all planning information, including zones, overlays, heritage sites, heritage areas, protected trees, archaeological sites, and land stability areas.

View District Plan maps