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The District Plan is available online. The E-Plan makes it easy to look up the zoning of your property and the rules that apply such as the distance from your garage to the property boundary, fencing rules, and what activities are permitted on your property.

To use the new plan online, type in your property address. To view the applicable District Plan rules once your property appears, choose the 'Show District Plan for' tab. You can also search the 'Search provisions' bar at the top to look for particular topics in the District Plan.

The new format plan replaces the hard copy of the Selwyn District Plan. The paper version of the District Plan was around 1,500 pages in total. The electronic version of the plan makes it easier to find sections applicable to different properties and includes hyperlinks so people can easily refer to other sections referenced in the District Plan.

If you need help to use the new services, have a question that isn't answered in the plan or can't find what you are looking for, please contact the Duty Planner on 347-2868 or email For any technical queries with the E-Plan please email

District Plan Updates

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Our District Plan was made fully operative on 3 May 2016.

The District Plan is regularly updated due to Council Plan Changes, Designation requests, Private Plan Changes and fixing minor errors or omissions. Changes to the Plan have been listed separately for easy identification for updating your manual copy of the District Plan.

A hardcopy of the District Plan can be viewed at the Environmental Services Department in Rolleston Headquarters, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact the Duty Planner on 347-2868 or email

Selwyn District Council Maps are live on Canterbury Maps