The best way to view the District Plan is online as it is always up to date. You can also view a hard copy of the District Plan at Napier City Council or at the Napier and Taradale Public Libraries. If you have a fast connection to the internet we have provided the contents on the website.
Q. Can I still view the district plan provisions pre Plan Change 10?
Q. What activities am I allowed to undertake on my property?
The District Plan states which activities are allowed, and the conditions that must be met, for the activity to go ahead without a resource consents being required. Refer to the Activity and Condition tables in volume 1 of the District Plan to find out if your proposed activity is permitted.
Q. What is a Resource Consent?
A resource consent is a written approval to undertake an activity that is not permitted in the District Plan. The Council must grant consent for controlled activities, subject to conditions, but maintains discretion to approve or decline a restricted discretionary, discretionary activity or non-complying activity.
Q. What activities will I need to apply for a Resource Consent?
You will need to apply for a resource consent if your proposed activity is a controlled activity, restricted discretionary activity, discretionary activity or non-complying activity. No resource consent will be granted for any activity that is listed as a Prohibited Activity.
Q. If my activity is not permitted in the Plan, is there any chance that I will be allowed to undertake it?
Yes, as long as your activity is not a prohibited activity, you are able to apply for a resource consent. The resource consent process allows an assessment of the effects on the environment to be completed. If the effects of your activity on the environment are no more than minor, and effected neighbours give their consent, a resource consent may be granted, provided conditions are complied with, thus allowing you to undertake your activity.
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is
accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith.
Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant
government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content.
Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online
graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced
information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
Napier City Council also provides these other great facilities/services...
MTG Hawke's Bay
Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre. View website for MTG Hawke's Bay
Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering. View website for Bay Skate
Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round. View website for Par2 MiniGolf
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research. View website for William Colenso
Napier Municipal Theatre
Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
View website for Napier Municipal Theatre
strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
View website for Napier Libraries