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Providing for Marae in the Rural Zone and the Plains Production Zone

In accordance with Clause 5 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 the Hastings District Council has prepared a proposed plan change to the Hastings District Plan.

Proposed Plan Change 3

Hastings District Council advises that Proposed Plan Change 3 “Providing for Marae in the Rural Zone and the Plains Production Zone” is now notified for public viewing. Members of the public are able to make formal submissions to the plan change. Proposed Plan Change 3 introduces changes to the following sections of the Hastings District Plan to provide for marae in rural locations as a permitted activity subject to performance standards.

  • Section 5.2 Rural Zone
  • Section 6.2 Plains Production Zone

The proposed plan change documentation can be viewed below.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 12 March 2021

Once any submissions have been received the Council will prepare and publicly notify a summary.  There will be an opportunity for anyone to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, any of the original submissions. A hearing will then be arranged to consider all submissions and recommendations.  Any submitter will have the right to attend and speak at any hearing. Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

Submissions can be made by completing the online form below or downloading a copy of this form and:

  • Posting it to:
    Plan Change 3, Environmental Policy Manager, Hastings District Council, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156
  • Delivering it to:
    Council’s Civic Administration building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings
  • Emailing it to:

Online submission form

Hastings District Council
207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings 4122
Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156
Phone: +64 6 871 5000
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