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Mackenzie District Plan Review - Stage Three: Rural Areas

Council is updating the Mackenzie District Plan to ensure the district can grow in a sustainable way, while protecting the things that make the place so special. The Mackenzie District Plan Review began in early 2022 and is continuing to make great progress, with the first two stages complete.

Earlier this year in March, council consulted with the community on a range of issues involved in Stage Three, which covers the rural parts of the district.

The District Plan Review team used the results of this phase of consultation to help shape up a range of Plan Changes based on feedback. Stage Three is now well underway, and MDC is looking to notify the below Plan Changes in November, subject to Council approval.

  • Plan Change 23 – Rural and Natural Environment
  • Plan Change 24 – Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori
  • Plan Change 25 – Rural Lifestyle Zones
  • Plan Change 26 – Energy and Infrastructure
  • Plan Change 27 – Subdivision, Earthworks and Transport

Have your say

We are just about to kick off a second round of community consultation on Stage Three.

As part of this we will be carrying out a survey which seeks to understand what people think about the above plan changes. We’ll be using the feedback we receive to help fine tune the provisions before taking them to Council for adoption and notification. This survey will be live online at letstalk.mackenzie.govt.nz > DPR Stage 3 from 26 July – 20 August.

Community Information Evenings

The District Plan Review team are holding a series of community information evenings. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the issues relating to Stage Three with MDC staff and the review team, let them know what you think and learn more about the process. The dates for these are below:

Tuesday 1 August Twizel Mackenzie Country Hotel, Corner Ostler & Wairepo Road 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 3 August Fairlie Fairlie Community Lounge 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday 7 August Albury Albury Hall 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8 August Kimbell Silverstream Hotel 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9 August Tekapo Tekapo Community Hall 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Find out more

You can find out more about Stage Three of the District Plan Review by visiting our website at letstalk.mackenzie.govt.nz > DPR Stage 3 where you will find summaries on each topic, detailed background papers and a range of other material. We will be regularly updating this page to ensure the latest information is available.