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Mackenzie District Plan Review Stage Two

Council are updating the Mackenzie District Plan to ensure we can grow in a sustainable way, while protecting the things that make the Mackenzie District special.

The District Plan is essentially the framework that sets district-wide rules for managing how people use, subdivide and develop land, what and where they can build and also what kind of activities they can undertake.

The Plan also controls any adverse effects an activity could have on neighbourhoods and protects the uniqueness of our district by looking after our heritage, cultural values, outstanding landscapes and indigenous biodiversity, among other matters.

Mackenzie District Plan Review Stage Two

The Mackenzie District Plan Review is continuing to progress, with the recent commencement of Stage Two: Spatial Plans Implementation & Light.

Stage Two covers all of the urban parts of Mackenzie, including:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial zoning, objectives, policies and rules
  • Design guidelines
  • Workers accommodation
  • Visitor accommodation
  • Lighting controls

Council is currently seeking early feedback on the above areas. Further information is available here.

The District Plan Review project team are also holding a series of community drop-in sessions. These are an opportunity for you to discuss the issues relating to Stage Two with Council Staff, let them know what you think and learn more about the process. The dates for these are below:

Fairlie - Monday 30 May

Council Chambers, Mackenzie District Council, 53 Main Street

  • 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm
Tekapo – Tuesday 31 May

Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Drive

  • 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm
Twizel – Wednesday 1 June

Mackenzie Country Hotel, Corner Ostler & Wairepo Road

  • 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm

The issues covered in Stage Two are complex and will be of interest to most property owners and ratepayers in our District. The Review team are working hard in the background to ensure the new rules and provisions are the best fit for our communities.

Please visit Lets Talk to find out more and let us know what you think. If you have any questions, or would like to speak to the MDC Planning Team please email districtplan@mackenzie.govt.nz

Contact information

Email: districtplan@mackenzie.govt.nz