District Plan - Plan Change 5 - Signage and Miscellaneous Changes

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Consultation has concluded

This plan change is now fully Operative (as of 26 August 2019).

The information below has been included for information purposes only.


Notification of Decisions and Appeals Period

At the Council’s meeting on the 13th of December 2018, Council voted to adopt the Commissioners Recommendations on Plan Change 5: Signage and Miscellaneous Changes.


Relevant Documents


Effect of the Decision

The proposed rules and performance standards will have legal effect alongside the existing provisions as of the 22nd of December 2018.


What does the Plan Change do?

The purpose of this Plan Change is to make some minor additions and miscellaneous changes to the Rotorua District Plan and a number of alterations to the sign provisions across all zone chapters of the Plan and in Appendix 8. It also makes a number of minor additions and alterations to the provisions of the Plan to:

  • Remove redundant provisions or duplications.

  • Provide greater clarity for the provisions and improve implementation (allowance for sponsorship signs and non-site related community information signs).

  • Align conflicting rules relating to status.

  • Include matters over which the Plan reserves control or restricts discretion.

  • Align provisions with objectives and policies, including some new objectives and policies for signs.


Previous Steps

Proposed Plan Change 5 to the District Plan was publicly notified 8th of November 2017. Submissions closed on Friday 12th of January 2018 with five submissions received.

A copy of the submissions made on the plan change is provided below. No further submissions were received.


View Proposed Plan Change 5 - As Notified

Proposed Change 5:



This plan change is now fully Operative (as of 26 August 2019).

The information below has been included for information purposes only.


Notification of Decisions and Appeals Period

At the Council’s meeting on the 13th of December 2018, Council voted to adopt the Commissioners Recommendations on Plan Change 5: Signage and Miscellaneous Changes.


Relevant Documents


Effect of the Decision

The proposed rules and performance standards will have legal effect alongside the existing provisions as of the 22nd of December 2018.


What does the Plan Change do?

The purpose of this Plan Change is to make some minor additions and miscellaneous changes to the Rotorua District Plan and a number of alterations to the sign provisions across all zone chapters of the Plan and in Appendix 8. It also makes a number of minor additions and alterations to the provisions of the Plan to:

  • Remove redundant provisions or duplications.

  • Provide greater clarity for the provisions and improve implementation (allowance for sponsorship signs and non-site related community information signs).

  • Align conflicting rules relating to status.

  • Include matters over which the Plan reserves control or restricts discretion.

  • Align provisions with objectives and policies, including some new objectives and policies for signs.


Previous Steps

Proposed Plan Change 5 to the District Plan was publicly notified 8th of November 2017. Submissions closed on Friday 12th of January 2018 with five submissions received.

A copy of the submissions made on the plan change is provided below. No further submissions were received.


View Proposed Plan Change 5 - As Notified

Proposed Change 5: