ePlan – our District Plan online

Our ePlan contains the same information as the District Plan – it’s just a different way to access and understand it.

Our ePlan has been upgraded

You may notice our ePlan has a slightly different look to it, which is a result of a recent upgrade to bring to you the most recent version of the online ePlan system. The content within the Plan has not changed.The update is a part of our ongoing maintenance and efforts to make the ePlan faster and easier to use.

Note: The new ePlan does not support Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and MS Edge are supported.

When to use the ePlan

Use our ePlan to find the District Plan provisions that apply to your property. This will help you understand what rules your project will need to comply with.

How to use the ePlan

Note: The ePlan is designed for use on desktop computers and may not function correctly on mobile devices.

1. Search for your property

Tick 'District Plan' in the Map Tools box, then find your property using the search bar or the map.

2. Click 'Property Specific District Plan Chapters'

Once you've found your property, you can see the District Rules that apply by using the 'Property Specific District Plan Chapters' that appears in the left side menu panel. A message will pop up that informs you that you are now viewing the District Plan for a specific property. Text that doesn’t apply to this property will be hidden.

3. Check for property or area-specific provisions

Also in the left side menu panel, any property or area specific provisions will be displayed.

4. Explore the District Plan provisions for your property

Explore the chapters shown on the middle panel located towards the left of the screen, which are those that may be relevant for your property. In each, the ePlan will show the contents which may be relevant.

To switch between the relevant sections of the plan and the full plan click ‘Show All Text’ at the top of the chapter. To go back to property specific provisions click ‘Show Property Text’ at the top of the chapter. 

If you would like to print the sections that are relevant to your property clink the ‘print’ button at the top of the chapter. This will export either a particular section or the full chapter of the plan as a PDF download. 

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Heritage inventory

To find specific information about a listed heritage item in the District Plan, you can search the heritage inventory.

Access the heritage inventory

Send us feedback about the ePlan

We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences so we can improve the ePlan over time.

Send us feedback

Need help?

Before you start, we highly recommend you seek help from a planning consultant, surveyor or architect.

A professional may also be able to help you design your project so that it complies with the District Plan and does not require resource consent.

You can also talk to a Council planning technician – phone 04 801 3590 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Find out if you need resource consent