Buller District Council

District Plan

The Buller District Plan sets out objectives, policies, and methods of implementation which provide the framework for managing natural and physical resources. The Resource Management Act 1991 is the controlling legislation under which the Plan was written. The Act has as its overall purpose the promotion of “..the sustainable management of natural and physical resources” and the planning process developed within the District Plan reflects this intent. Please scroll down the page to District Plan section and click the links  to view particular parts of the Plan.


The Council is carrying out a rolling review of the Buller District Plan and has publicly notified proposed District Plan Changes 133 – 145.

Further Submission Period on Proposed District Plan Changes 133 – 145

Clause 7 of Schedule 1, Resource Management Act 1991

A summary of decisions requested by persons making submissions on proposed changes 133-145 to the Buller District Plan is now available. The Council has received 31 submissions.  Parties have 10 working days to make further submissions, with the last day being 4.30pm Thursday 5 May 2016.

The summary of decisions requested and the original submissions can be inspected at Buller District Council Offices in Westport and Reefton or by clicking on the links below.

No later than 10 working days after the day on which the Public Notice is given, being 20th April 2016, any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest, any person that has an interest in the proposed plan greater than the interest that the general public has and the local authority may make a further submission on the proposed plan changes.

Further submissions must be in writing on the prescribed Form 6 (Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003) and can be submitted using any of the following methods:

Posted to Buller District Council
PO Box 21
Westport 7866

Delivered to the Council offices
6-8 Brougham Street
Westport or

66 Broadway, Reefton

Emailed to: theplan@bdc.govt.nz

Please click on the follow links

Proposed District Plan Changes 133 – 145



Zone Maps

The maps below show how land is zoned under the Buller District Plan. A legend is included with each set of maps.

NB: these maps show the zoning of land only. They are not the full Planning Maps and do not include information about historic places, buildings or structures, notable trees, hazard areas, designations or other special features which are included in the full Planning Maps. If you require this information for a specific property please contact the Council office.

The “A Series Maps” cover the District in four maps at a scale of 1:250,000. They provide an overview of the District’s zoning and boundaries. These maps were created in January 2000 and are provided as a general guide to the zoning of land outside of the major settlement areas.

The following maps cover the major settlements within the District at Scales ranging from 1:5,000 to 1:20,000. These maps were created in June 2011.

District Plan

Please see below for the entire District Plan in one document, there is also a break down of the District Plan separated into relevant sections.

Part 5 – Character Area and Zone Rules



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