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Buller District Plan

The District Plan for the Buller District sets out the objectives, policies, rules, regulations and methods that set the framework how natural and physical resources in Buller are managed.

The Resource Management Act 1991 is the controlling legislation under which the Buller District 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.

If you are proposing a subdivision or land use activity on your site, please refer to the Buller District Plan for relevant planning rules that apply to your site. To identify the relevant rules, firstly you will need to ascertain what zone your site is in.

If the activity is not permitted, you will require resource consent. To find this, please refer to the Buller District planning maps.

Key information

The TTPP is the new proposed combined District Plan for the Buller, Grey and Westland District Councils.

The TTPP was notified and the consultation period started on 14 July 2022. The submission period closed at 5:00pm on 11 November 2022. The proposed TTPP can be viewed here 

The TTPP one enacted may result in some zoning changes throughout the Buller District.

The TTPP rules that are effective immediately are indicated by a red hammer symbol, next to a particular rule. When evaluating a proposal, Council is required to consider both the Buller District Plan and the proposed TTPP.

The West Coast Regional Council (WCRC) is the delegated authority implementing the TTPP. If you require further information, please contact the TTPP project team directly

Please use Westmaps to access planning maps online. The mapping system provides fast access to information such as property, environmental, planning and hazard data for the West Coast region. The maps are designed to be viewed on laptops, desktop computer as well as mobile devices.

Please read below the Buller District Plan changes in effect.

If you are applying for a private plan change, please click visit the West Coast Regional Council's website for further information.