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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 Click to Download Reader 224 Kb
Kawerau District Plan - Table of Contents Click to Download Reader 1.23 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Section A - Introduction to the Plan Click to Download Reader 119 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section B - District Wide Objectives and Policies Click to Download Reader 96.1 Kb
Kawerau District Pan Section C - Zones, Rules, Conditions, Standards and Terms Click to Download Reader 79.6 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C1 - Commercial Zone Click to Download Reader 102 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C2 - Industrial Zone Click to Download Reader 76.6 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C3 - Residential Zone Click to Download Reader 84.8 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C4 - Road Zone Click to Download Reader 19.9 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C5 - Reserve Zone Click to Download Reader 51.9 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C6 - Rural Lifestyle Zone Click to Download Reader 49.8 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C7- Subdivision and Development Click to Download Reader 157 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C8 - Natural, Cultural & Heritage, Features Click to Download Reader 119 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C9 - Utilities Click to Download Reader 99.7 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Section C10 - Traffic Management Click to Download Reader 46.3 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix A - Definitions Click to Download Reader 111 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix B - Designations Click to Download Reader 65.4 Kb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix C - Schedule of Heritage Sites and Places Click to Download Reader 1.7 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Appendix D - Statutory Achnowledgements Click to Download Reader 2.17 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Locality Map Click to Download Reader 13.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map Index Click to Download Reader 6.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 1 Click to Download Reader 3.5 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 2 Click to Download Reader 6.4 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 3 Click to Download Reader 3.9 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 4 Click to Download Reader 1 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 5 Click to Download Reader 1.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 6 Click to Download Reader 2.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 7 Click to Download Reader 1.5 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 8 Click to Download Reader 2.4 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 9 Click to Download Reader 4.6 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 10 Click to Download Reader 4.3 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 11 Click to Download Reader 2.3 Mb
Kawerau District PlanMap 12 Click to Download Reader 1.2 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 13 Click to Download Reader 3.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 14 Click to Download Reader 6.1 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 15 Click to Download Reader 1.8 Mb
Kawerau District Plan Map 16 Click to Download Reader 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 Click to Download Reader 17 Kb
Signed Decisions Click to Download Reader 9.6 Mb
Amended Structure Plan Click to Download Reader 1.3 Mb
Amended Industrial Zone Rules Click to Download Reader 292 Kb
Amended Rural Lifestyle Zone Rules Click to Download Reader  303 Kb
Amended Subdivision Rules Click to Download Reader 349 Kb
Amended Traffic Management Rules Click to Download Reader  521 Kb
Amended Definitions Click to Download Reader 311 Kb

To view the Proposed Change documentation and structure plan and associated reports click on the appropriate document below.

Plan Change Report Click to Download Reader 1.26 Mb
Schedule 1 Click to Download Reader 17.23 Mb
Schedule 2 Click to Download Reader 5.05 Mb
Appendix 1 - Certification of Title Click to Download Reader 5.8 Mb
Appendix 2 - Transportation Report Click to Download Reader 25 Mb
Appendix 3 - Part A - Engineering Services Report Click to Download Reader 20 Mb
Appendix 3 - Part B - Engineering Services Report Click to Download Reader 19.8 Mb
Appendix 4 - Acoustic Assessment Report Click to Download Reader 8.54 Mb
Appendix 5 - Business Land Demand Report Click to Download Reader 12.74 Mb
Appendix 6 - Part A - Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report Click to Download Reader 18.8 Mb
Appendix 6 - Part B - Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report Click to Download Reader 17 Mb
Appendix 7 - Kawerau Industrial Land Strategy Scoping Report Click to Download Reader 4.2 Mb
Appendix 8 - Relevant Objectives and Policies Click to Download Reader 3.9 Mb
Appendix 9 - Section 32 Analysis Click to Download Reader 6.2 Mb
Appendix 10 - Consultation Correspondance Click to Download Reader 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 Click to Download Reader .

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) Click to Download Reader 211 kB

Annual Plans and Reports

KDC Summary Annual Report 2009/10 Click to Download Reader
KDC Annual Report 2009/10 Click to Download Reader

KDC Annual Plan 2010/2011 Click to Download Reader 882 KB
KDC Summary Annual Report 2010/11 Click to Download Reader 211 KB
KDC Annual Report 2010/2011 Click to Download Reader 1.02 MB

KDC Annual Plan 2011/2012 Click to Download Reader 1.45 MB
KDC Annual Report 2011/2012 Click 1.02 MB
KDC Summary Annual Report 2011-12 Click to Download Reader 1.00 MB

KDC Annual Report 2012/13 Click 956 kB
KDC Summary Annual Report 2012/13 Click 455 kB

KDC Annual Plan 2013/2014 Click 2.02 MB

KDC Annual Plan 2014/2015 Click 829 kB

Dog Control

Dog Control - Policy and Practices Report 08/09 Click to Download Reader 99.6 kB
Dog Control - Policy and Practices Report 09/10 Click to Download Reader 99.7 kB
Dog Control - Policy and Practices Report 10/11 Click to Download Reader 102 kB

Reserves Management Plan

Reserves Management - Full Plan Click to Download Reader 2.4 Mb
Reserves Management - 1.Contents Click to Download Reader 52 Kb
Reserves Management - 2.Introduction Click to Download Reader 164 Kb
Reserves Management - 3.Boyce Park Click to Download Reader 35 Kb
Reserves Management - 4.Firmin Field Click to Download Reader 35 Kb
Reserves Management - 5.Keith McKenzie Park Click to Download Reader 29 Kb
Reserves Management - 6.Lyn Hartley Reserve Click to Download Reader 34Kb
Reserves Management - 7.Monika Lanham Reserve Click to Download Reader 68Kb
Reserves Management - 8.Pat Baker Reserve Click to Download Reader 27 Kb
Reserves Management - 9.Prideaux Park Click to Download Reader 100 Kb
Reserves Management - 10.Roy Weston Walk Click to Download Reader 28 Kb
Reserves Management - 11.Stoneham Park Click to Download Reader 36 Kb
Reserves Management - 12. Stoneham Walk Click to Download Reader 50 Kb
Reserves Management - 13.Tarawera Park Click to Download Reader 42 Kb
Reserves Management - 14.Waterhouse St and River Rd Click to Download Reader 99 Kb
Reserves Management - 15.Waterwheel Heritage Park Click to Download Reader 34 Kb
Reserves Management - 16.General Reserves Provisions Click to Download Reader 164 Kb
Reserves Management - 17.Schedules Click to Download Reader 164 kB
Reserves Management - 18.Appendices Click to Download Reader1.85 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) Click 395 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Contents Click to Download Reader 23 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Part A, Strategy Click to Download Reader 94 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Part B, Action Plan Click to Download Reader 54 kB
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - Appendix, Waste Assessment Click to Download Reader 236 kB

 

For further information contact the Kawerau District Council on (07) 306 9009.