Plans and Reports
Kawerau District Plan
The Kawerau District Plan was made operative on 1 May 2012.
The District Plan controls building development and other land use activities and subdivisions. If you intend to undertake building work or land use activities or subdivision, the District Plan contains rules on things like height, site coverage, yard separations, noise limits, parking, signs, heritage, lot sizes etc that may affect your proposal. In some cases you may need to obtain a resource consent before you proceed.
The Operative District Plan can be viewed by downloading files situated below or inspecting a hard copy at either the Council's offices or the library.
Please contact Chris Jensen, Manager, Regulatory & Planning should you have any queries.
Kawerau District Plan - Declaration and Common Seal 224 Kb
Kawerau District Plan - Table of Contents 1.23 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Section A - Introduction to the Plan 119 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section B - District Wide Objectives and Policies 96.1 Kb
Kawerau District Pan Section C - Zones, Rules, Conditions, Standards and Terms 79.6 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C1 - Commercial Zone 102 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C2 - Industrial Zone 76.6 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C3 - Residential Zone 84.8 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C4 - Road Zone 19.9 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C5 - Reserve Zone 51.9 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C6 - Rural Lifestyle Zone 49.8 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C7- Subdivision and Development 157 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C8 - Natural, Cultural & Heritage, Features 119 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C9 - Utilities 99.7 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C10 - Traffic Management 46.3 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix A - Definitions 111 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix B - Designations 65.4 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix C - Schedule of Heritage Sites and Places 1.7 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix D - Statutory Achnowledgements 2.17 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Locality Map 13.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map Index 6.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 1 3.5 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 2 6.4 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 3 3.9 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 4 1 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 5 1.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 6 2.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 7 1.5 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 8 2.4 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 9 4.6 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 10 4.3 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 11 2.3 Mb
Kawerau District PlanMap 12 1.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 13 3.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 14 6.1 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 15 1.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 16 1.9 Mb
Proposed Change Number One - Putauaki Industrial Zone
Kawerau District Council proposes to rezone an area of approximately 171 hectares of land located to the north east of the township of Kawerau. The purpose of the Plan Change is twofold; firstly it is to provide additional industrial land to address a shortage of industrial land supply in the Kawerau area, and secondly it is a statutory requirement as a consequence of a recent boundary alteration between Kawerau District Council and Whakatane District Council.
Proposed Change Number One to the Operative Kawerau District Plan was publicly notified on 9 May 2012. Decisions on submissions have now been publically notified and can be viewed by clicking on the documentation below. Appeals to the Environment Court close on 18 January 2013.
Decisions on Submissions 17 Kb
Signed Decisions 9.6 Mb
Amended Structure Plan 1.3 Mb
Amended Industrial Zone Rules 292 Kb
Amended Rural Lifestyle Zone Rules 303 Kb
Amended Subdivision Rules 349 Kb
Amended Traffic Management Rules 521 Kb
Amended Definitions 311 Kb
To view the Proposed Change documentation and structure plan and associated reports click on the appropriate document below.
Plan Change Report 1.26 Mb
Schedule 1 17.23 Mb
Schedule 2 5.05 Mb
Appendix 1 - Certification of Title 5.8 Mb
Appendix 2 - Transportation Report 25 Mb
Appendix 3 - Part A - Engineering Services Report 20 Mb
Appendix 3 - Part B - Engineering Services Report 19.8 Mb
Appendix 4 - Acoustic Assessment Report 8.54 Mb
Appendix 5 - Business Land Demand Report 12.74 Mb
Appendix 6 - Part A - Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report 18.8 Mb
Appendix 6 - Part B - Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report 17 Mb
Appendix 7 - Kawerau Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report 4.2 Mb
Appendix 8 - Relevant Objectives and Policies 3.9 Mb
Appendix 9 - Section 32 Analysis 6.2 Mb
Appendix 10 - Consultation Correspondance 22.16Mb
Proposed Change Number Two - Commercial Zone Correction
Proposed Change Number Two to the Operative Kawerau District Plan to correct the zoning of two sites from Reserve zone to Commercial zone was made operative on 20th August 2012. To download a copy of the updated planning map click Change No. 2 Map 9 .
Long Term Plan 2012-2022 (Incorporating the Annual Plan 2012/2013)
The key proposals adopted by Council as part of the Long Term Plan are:
1. Developing the swimming pool complex
Council’s preferred option to develop the swimming pool complex is to install a ‘splash pad’ wet play area for young children, build an additional pool of 50 metres with a deep end for diving, and upgrade the changing facilities. In the latter part of 2012, Council will engage with interested parties to determine community needs, analyse current usage and investigate the effects of extending pool opening hours and introducing user charges. The information will be used to develop a comprehensive proposal, including a detailed concept plan and costings, which Council will bring back to the Community for consultation. In the first 12 months of the Long Term Plan, the only cost to ratepayers will be developing the proposal.
2. Changes to general rates
Council reviews its rating policies every year as part of developing the annual plan. For the 2012/13 financial year, Council has made two changes to the General Rate. The General Rate is comprised of a uniform annual general charge (UAGC) plus a differential rate based on the capital value of the property. The changes are:-
a) Increased Uniform Annual General Charge
Council has decided to increase the charge from $140 to $300. The Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 permits Councils to charge up to a maximum of 30 percent of total rates as uniform charges. The increase means that for 2012/13, approximately 15 percent of the total rates levied by this Council will be uniform charges.
b) New method to calculate Differential General Rate
Previously, the UAGC has been deducted from the General Rate and the balance then split at a ratio of 55:45 between commercial/industrial and residential properties. For the 2012/13 year, Council has decided to calculate the amount of the Differential General Rate for each property inclusive of the UAGC. The change means that there will be a true 55:45 split between commercial/industrial and residential properties, which Council sees as being more equitable.
3. Increased rates remission for high value property
The ‘rating cap’ applies to the 14 or so residential properties in Kawerau with the highest capital value. Since the policy was first adopted in 2005/06, Council has increased the amount of the cap each year by the same percentage as the overall rate increase. For the 2012/2013 year, the cap has been increased from $3,040 to $3,100. This is an increase of two percent, the same as the increase to rates for the average residential Kawerau property (CV: $130,000).
4. Rates remission for farm properties
The two farms in the District are categorised as residential land for rating purposes. A comparison of the rates charges of these properties with amounts charged for similar farming property by other local authorities in the BOP region, led Council to conclude that it is reasonable to provide a rate remission to these two properties. In 2011/12, the level of remission was 25 percent of the rates charges for one of the properties and a fixed amount of $10,850.00 for the other. For 2012/2013, Council has decided to provide a 65 percent rate remission for both properties.
5. Significance policy
When Council began funding for depreciation some years ago, it decided to fund only those assets which would be replaced with ‘like for like’. A significance policy listing 10 Council-owned buildings and facilities as strategic assets, not all of which were funded for depreciation, was later adopted. The additional assets were not funded for depreciation because Council had assessed that it could achieve its outcomes without them. Funding depreciation on all the assets would be a cost to ratepayers. Council has therefore decided to return to the original list of strategic assets.
LTP 2012 - 2022 (Entire) 211 kB
Annual Plans and Reports
KDC Annual Plan 2014/2015 829 kB
Reserves Management Plan
Reserves Management - Full Plan (Nov 2014) 2.47 Mb
Reserves Management - 1.Contents 52 Kb
Reserves Management - 2.Introduction 164 Kb
Reserves Management - 3.Boyce Park 35 Kb
Reserves Management - 4.Firmin Field 35 Kb
Reserves Management - 5.Keith McKenzie Park 29 Kb
Reserves Management - 6.Lyn Hartley Reserve 34Kb
Reserves Management - 7.Monika Lanham Reserve 68Kb
Reserves Management - 8.Pat Baker Reserve 27 Kb
Reserves Management - 9.Prideaux Park 100 Kb
Reserves Management - 10.Roy Weston Walk 28 Kb
Reserves Management - 11.Stoneham Park 36 Kb
Reserves Management - 12. Stoneham Walk 50 Kb
Reserves Management - 13.Tarawera Park 42 Kb
Reserves Management - 14.Waterhouse St and River Rd 99 Kb
Reserves Management - 15.Waterwheel Heritage Park 34 Kb
Reserves Management - 16.General Reserves Provisions 164 Kb
Reserves Management - 17.Schedules 164 kB
Reserves Management - 18.Appendices 1.85 MB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan was adopted at the Council Meeting on 25 September 2012.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (Entire) 395 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Contents 23 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Part A, Strategy 94 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Part B, Action Plan 54 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Appendix, Waste Assessment 236 kB
For further information contact the Kawerau District Council on (07) 306 9009.