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Operative as of 5 December 2012

Operative as of 5 December 2012

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Porter Ski Area Limited - Requests to rezone Rural (High Country) land to a proposed Ski-Area Sub Zone at and adjoining the Porters Ski Field in the Craigieburn Mountain Range.


The application for Plan Change 25 was publicly notified on Saturday 21 August 2010.

Plan Change 25 seeks to incorporate new planning maps, objectives, policies, rules and related provisions into the District Plan to facilitate ski field activities and an on mountain village.

Plan Change 25 seeks to rezone 616 hectares of existing Rural (High Country) zoned land to a Ski-Area Sub zone.

The area relating to Plan Change is also an area Outstanding Natural Landscape which Plan Change 25 seeks to remove.

The Plan Change will provide an expansion of the Ski-Area into Crystal Valley, ski facilities, hotel and visitor accommodation buildings, chalets and dwellings, a village centre and an on mountain café/day lodge.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact the Duty Planner on phone 347 2868 or email