When doing a review of a district plan, section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991 directs councils to develop evaluation reports, in short called s32 reports. These reports document the work that has been done for a particular topic and why the

There are in total 45 s32 reports covering a range of topics and chapters in  the Proposed District Plan. The “Section 32 Overview” report includes an overview of the s32 legislative requirements, the methodology and approach to the s32 evaluations and the process that the Council has undertaken to date through its District Plan Review, including consultation and engagement. This overview report should be read in conjunction with the reports on particular topics.

    1. Section 32 Overview [PDF, 521 KB]

    Part 2: District Wide Matters

    Strategic Directions
    2. Strategic Directions [PDF, 386 KB]

    Energy, Infrastructure and Transport
    3. Network Utilities and Important Infrastructure [PDF, 699 KB]
    4. Renewable Electricity Generation [PDF, 517 KB]
    5. West Melton Aerodrome [PDF, 648 KB]
    6. Transport [PDF, 927 KB]

    Hazards and Risks
    7.Natural Hazards [PDF, 788 KB]
    8.Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land [PDF, 712 KB]

    Historical and Cultural Values
    9. Historic Heritage [PDF, 592 KB]
    10. Notable Trees [PDF, 594 KB]
    11. Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori [PDF, 934 KB]

    Natural Environment Values
    12. Ecosystems and Indigenous Biodiversity [PDF, 1115 KB]
    13. Natural Character - Water [PDF, 625 KB]
    14. Outstanding Natural Features and Landscapes [PDF, 804 KB]
    15. Public Access [PDF, 461 KB]

    Subdivision
    16. Subdivision [PDF, 543 KB]

    General District Wide Matters
    17. Activities on the Surface of Water - Water [PDF, 625 KB]
    18. Coastal Environment [PDF, 1100 KB]
    19. Earthworks [PDF, 553 KB]
    20. Light [PDF, 661 KB]
    21. Noise and Vibration [PDF, 559 KB]
    22. Signs [PDF, 504 KB]
    23. Temporary Activities [PDF, 654 KB]
    24. Urban Growth [PDF, 906 KB]

    Part 3: Area Specific Matters

    Residential Zones
    25. Residential [PDF, 805 KB]
    26. Areas with Deferred Zoning [PDF, 1073 KB]

    Rural Zones
    27. Rural [PDF, 1072 KB]

    Commercial and Mixed Use Zones
    28. Commercial and Mixed Use Zones [PDF, 682 KB]

    Industrial Zones
    29. General Industrial Zone (& Port Zone) [PDF, 660 KB]
    30. Zoning of additional industrial land in Leeston [PDF, 475 KB]

    Special Purpose Zones
    31. Dairy Processing [PDF, 775 KB]
    32. Grasmere  [PDF, 784 KB]
    33. Knowledge  [PDF, 460 KB]
    34. Māori Purpose Zone – Kāinga Nohoanga  [PDF, 738 KB]
    35. Port Zone – General Industrial Zone & Port Zone [PDF, 660 KB]
    36. Porters Ski and Recreation Area [PDF, 732 KB]
    37. Terrace Downs [PDF, 865 KB]

    Designations
    38. Designations – Overview Report [PDF, 4050 KB]

    Additional s32 reports
    39. Rural Existing Development Areas [PDF, 1209 KB]
    40. Waste Disposal [PDF, 438 KB]
    41. Tourism [PDF, 502 KB]
    42. Boarding and Keeping of Animals [PDF, 452 KB]
    43. Community Facilities [PDF, 470 KB]
    44. Camping Grounds [PDF, 516 KB]
    45. Emergency Services [PDF, 516 KB]

For more supporting information check out other technical reports that have been developed during the District Plan Review.