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Last reviewed: Sun, 25 May 2014

Operative district plans

District plans set down the framework for the management of land use and subdivision in a district.

The Christchurch City Council has begun the review of its district plan, incorporating the current Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan. View further information about the District Plan Review

District plans are prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991 by the Christchurch City Council. They define areas (zones) for residential or industrial activities, each with their own set of rules.

There are currently two district plans; the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan. At some point in the future these two plans may be merged into one.

Reflecting their different origins, the City Plan is available electronically as a separate set of detailed web pages, while the Banks Peninsula District Plan is available for download in PDF format.


Operative Christchurch City Plan


Operative Banks Peninsula District Plan


Historical planning 

Proposed variations

Proposed changes

City Plan monitoring 


Akaroa heritage


Authorising Unit: Strategy Support

Last reviewed: Sunday, 25 May 2014

Next review: Monday, 25 May 2015

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