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Operative as of 10 December 2010

Operative as of 10 December 2010

Plan Change 6 (Rural Volume) made changes to the lowest slopes of the Port Hills to help protect the outstanding natural landscape from potential negative impacts of future development and other land use activities. You can read all documents and the background information.

The Port Hills are classified as an area of Outstanding Natural Landscape which means that they need to be protected from inappropriate subdivision, use and development according to Section 6(b) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

View the Council Report [PDF, 50 KB]
View the Commissioner's Recommendations [PDF, 448 KB]
Map 009 [PDF, 760 KB]
Map 014 [PDF, 555 KB]
Map 134 [PDF, 601 KB]

Plan Change 6 [PDF, 177 KB] as notified
Appendix 1 [PDF, 2509 KB]
Appendix 2 [PDF, 3655 KB]
Appendix 3 [PDF, 3063 KB]
Appendix 4 [PDF, 123 KB]
Appendix 5 [PDF, 11553 KB] *Very large file

Submissions & the Hearing

Summary of Submissions [PDF, 182 KB]
The first round of submissions closed on Monday 16 February 2009.
The second round of submissions (further submissions) closed on Monday 3 April 2009.
The hearing was held on 22 and 23 July 2009.


For further information please contact the Duty Planner on phone (03) 347 2868 or email