District Plan - Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas

Plan Change 3 proposes changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs in Appendix 2 ‘Natural Heritage Inventory’ of the District Plan.

The plan change involves:

  • Adding new significant natural areas to the planning maps and District Plan’s list of significant natural areas
  • Extending some existing significant natural areas
  • Removing several significant natural areas or parts of significant natural areas from the District Plan due to alternative legal protection for these sites
  • Reconsidering the boundaries of some existing significant natural areas.

The 'Section 32 Evaluation Report - Proposed Plan Change 3' includes the details of the proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs.

Please Note: The plan change addresses the mapping of the significant natural areas and does not address the associated rules and policies for significant natural areas in the District Plan, which Council made operative in 2016.

Plan Change 3 is now open for 'Further Submissions'


Plan Change 3 proposes changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs in Appendix 2 ‘Natural Heritage Inventory’ of the District Plan.

The plan change involves:

  • Adding new significant natural areas to the planning maps and District Plan’s list of significant natural areas
  • Extending some existing significant natural areas
  • Removing several significant natural areas or parts of significant natural areas from the District Plan due to alternative legal protection for these sites
  • Reconsidering the boundaries of some existing significant natural areas.

The 'Section 32 Evaluation Report - Proposed Plan Change 3' includes the details of the proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs.

Please Note: The plan change addresses the mapping of the significant natural areas and does not address the associated rules and policies for significant natural areas in the District Plan, which Council made operative in 2016.

Plan Change 3 is now open for 'Further Submissions'


  • Public Notice - Open for Further Submissions

    3 days ago

    Open for Further Submissions for Proposed Plan 3: Significant Natural Areas to the Rotorua District Plan

    Clause 5, First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991

    Rotorua Lakes Council has received submissions on the proposed plan change to the Rotorua District Plan - Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas (SNA) and further submissions are now being sought.


    More Information
    about the proposal may be inspected here or at:

    • Customer Service, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street

    • Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua Street

    If you have any questions about the application, please email Kim Smith at policy.planning@rotorualc.nz

    Closing Date for Further...

    Open for Further Submissions for Proposed Plan 3: Significant Natural Areas to the Rotorua District Plan

    Clause 5, First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991

    Rotorua Lakes Council has received submissions on the proposed plan change to the Rotorua District Plan - Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas (SNA) and further submissions are now being sought.


    More Information
    about the proposal may be inspected here or at:

    • Customer Service, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street

    • Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua Street

    If you have any questions about the application, please email Kim Smith at policy.planning@rotorualc.nz

    Closing Date for Further Submissions: 5pm Monday 07 October 2019.

  • Reading Submissions already made

    4 days ago
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    Summary of Submissions

    Submissions on Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas have been loaded onto our website via the relevant links below.

    The submissions are presented here in two forms:

    1. In full, compiled into one document with a contents page to locate submissions by submitter name (some personal details have been deleted).
    2. In summary form as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet and PDF file (more details on this below)


    The Excel spreadsheet allows you to filter the summary of submissions by particular topics.

    We recommend you read at least the submission points relating to your SNA, as well as the...

    Summary of Submissions

    Submissions on Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas have been loaded onto our website via the relevant links below.

    The submissions are presented here in two forms:

    1. In full, compiled into one document with a contents page to locate submissions by submitter name (some personal details have been deleted).
    2. In summary form as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet and PDF file (more details on this below)


    The Excel spreadsheet allows you to filter the summary of submissions by particular topics.

    We recommend you read at least the submission points relating to your SNA, as well as the topics relating to SNAs generally or groups of sites.

    Tips for using the spreadsheet:

    1. Open the spreadsheet
    2. Click 'enable editing'
    3. You can filter by 'topic' (circled in red below) which views ALL topics
    4. You can select or deselect by any topic that you are interested in (circled in orange below)
    5. The green line highlights some general sub groups of SNA feedback (mainly feedback from organisations/advocacy groups)
    6. The blue line highlights feedback specific to an SNA number





  • Who can make a Further Submission

    3 days ago

    Further submissions can be made by people from the following areas of interest:

    a) any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and

    b) any person that has an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan greater than the interest that the general public has; and

    c) the local authority itself

    Further submissions can be made by people from the following areas of interest:

    a) any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and

    b) any person that has an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan greater than the interest that the general public has; and

    c) the local authority itself

  • How to make a Further Submission

    4 days ago
    Guide to making a Further Submission

    Further submission forms can be found below or in hard copy at the Customer Service, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street and at the Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua Street.

    Alternatively, use a similar format that complies with the Resource Management Regulations Form 6.

    Further submissions can either be:


    Further submissions can only address the matters in the submissions already made.

    Closing Date for Further Submissions: 5pm...

    Guide to making a Further Submission

    Further submission forms can be found below or in hard copy at the Customer Service, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street and at the Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua Street.

    Alternatively, use a similar format that complies with the Resource Management Regulations Form 6.

    Further submissions can either be:


    Further submissions can only address the matters in the submissions already made.

    Closing Date for Further Submissions: 5pm Monday 07 October 2019.

    For more information on the process and guidance on making a further submission, try the Ministry for the Environment website: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/node/16381
  • Making a Submission

    2 months ago
    Guide to making a submission

    Submission forms are available here or in hard copy at the Council’s customer service centre at 1061 Haupapa Street or at the Council library at 1238 Pukuatua Street.

    Alternatively, use a similar format that complies with the Resource Management Regulations Form 5.

    Submissions can either be:

    • filled out online

    • posted to the Rotorua Lakes Council,1061 Haupapa Street; or

    • e-mailed to policy.planning@rotorualc.nz or

    • delivered to the Council’s customer service centre.

    Any person can make a submission on the proposal, but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person...

    Submission forms are available here or in hard copy at the Council’s customer service centre at 1061 Haupapa Street or at the Council library at 1238 Pukuatua Street.

    Alternatively, use a similar format that complies with the Resource Management Regulations Form 5.

    Submissions can either be:

    • filled out online

    • posted to the Rotorua Lakes Council,1061 Haupapa Street; or

    • e-mailed to policy.planning@rotorualc.nz or

    • delivered to the Council’s customer service centre.

    Any person can make a submission on the proposal, but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that-

    • adversely affects the environment; and

    • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

    There is numerous sources of information available on making submissions on plan changes.

    The Ministry for the Environment provide the following guide that may be of assistance: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/everyday-guide-making-submission-about-proposed-plan-or-plan-change

    Disclaimer: Please note by making a submission, your submission will be available on Council’s website. Please advise if you do not want your details to be made public. For more information.

  • Privacy Act and Official Information Act

    2 months ago

    Submissions are made under the Resource Management Act 1991(External link). The submissions and the information contained in them will be held by the Rotorua Lakes Council and will also be available at Rotorua Lakes Council's Customer Centre, the Rotorua library and on the Rotorua Lakes Council website.

    By taking part in this public submission process submitters will, for the purposes of the Official Information Act 1982(External link), be understood to have waived privacy interests in their submission.

    Submitters are also reminded that the information supplied in written submissions may be personal information within the meaning of the Privacy...

    Submissions are made under the Resource Management Act 1991(External link). The submissions and the information contained in them will be held by the Rotorua Lakes Council and will also be available at Rotorua Lakes Council's Customer Centre, the Rotorua library and on the Rotorua Lakes Council website.

    By taking part in this public submission process submitters will, for the purposes of the Official Information Act 1982(External link), be understood to have waived privacy interests in their submission.

    Submitters are also reminded that the information supplied in written submissions may be personal information within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1993(External link). Submitters are advised that under the Privacy Act that they have the right to enquire as to the personal information held by the Council and request that it be accurate.


  • Process once submissions are received

    2 months ago

    The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Act is as follows:

    • after the closing date for submission, Rotorua Lakes Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the where this information can be inspected; and
    • there must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made: 1) any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; 2) any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general...

    The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Act is as follows:

    • after the closing date for submission, Rotorua Lakes Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the where this information can be inspected; and
    • there must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made: 1) any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; 2) any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has; 3) the local authority itself; and
    • if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held; and
    • Rotorua Lakes Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within two years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
    • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the proposal to the Environment Court if, in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person's submission on the proposal; and in the case of a proposal that is a proposed policy statement or plan, the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.