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City Plan pdf - historical versions

The Hardcopy/PDF version of Operative City Plan is no longer being updated.

A new ePlan format of the Operative City Plan was launched on 17 August 2022 to replace the Hardcopy/PDF format (which we will no longer be updating)

Part A - Objectives, Policies and Rules

Part A – Objectives, Polices and Rules – Seal Affixed (55kb pdf)

Table of Plan Change Dates for City Plan (51kb pdf)

Part B - Plan Maps

There are two ways in which you can view City Plan map information on our website: our online viewer Mapi, and pdf versions of the planning maps.

Mapi is a user-friendly online tool that enables you to search for property information, other information about the land and area (e.g. natural hazards) and view current and historic aerials. It allows you to interact with the maps online using layers to present the wealth of information that council holds about the land, infrastructure and built form in Tauranga.

Along the top tool bar you can search a property, use the 'show layer list' to select the Tauranga City Plan layer and 'show legend' which shows the colours of each zone and patterns for the overlays.

Using Mapi you can annotate and share a map, search for data, zoom to specific features and print reports. 

Go to Mapi

  1. Use the Map Index or the Map Street Index PDFs to find your property/the area you want information on and its corresponding map number.
  2. Choose the relevant map series in the list of links below, in Sections 1 to 3.
    *Maps 1-96 (these are the map numbers), 1:5000 (this is the map scale).
    *'Left’ maps show land use zones, designated public works, and some specific features such as the flood hazard plan area and protected trees. Use the map key PDF to interpret the map.
    *'Right’ maps are the aerial photo of the same location, showing any areas subject to specific rules in the city plan, such as the coastal hazard plan area, significant Maori areas, special ecological areas and significant archaeological sites. Use the map key PDF to interpret the map.
  3. Together the left and right maps will allow you determine what zone or zones the property or proposed activity falls within, and whether any special sections of the plan apply to the area you’re investigating.
  4. Once you know the zone of the property and the additional layers/special sections that apply, find the corresponding chapters in Part A of the City Plan. Refer back to ‘How to use the city plan’ above for further instructions.

Sections 4 to 7 provide more detailed thematic information for specific areas:

  • Section 4 shows areas of the city that have designations that set aside land for service lanes.
  • Section 5 presents various diagrams that cover particular areas of the city for subjects such as inundation from storm surge, roading hierarchy, airport noise and staging diagrams for urban growth areas (new/future suburbs).
  • Section 6 provides maps for urban growth areas which identify the location of land uses such as stormwater ponds, reserves, commercial centres and key roading links.
  • Section 7 identifies the areas that relate to the viewshaft protection rules which are located in Chapter 6 – Natural Features and Landscapes.

Part B - Plan Maps - Seal Affixed (95kb pdf)

District Plan

District Plan Maps

Please note that this is a PDF file and requires Acrobat 5.0 as a minimum. If you do not have Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher, the programme used to view PDF files, download it free from Adobe.

Disclaimer:  The information is the exclusive property of  Tauranga City Council. Council accepts no liability for the accuracy of this information and it is your responsibility to ensure that the data contained herein is appropriate and applicable to the end use intended. The information in this document may be updated from time to time, it is the user's responsibility to ensure that the most up to date version of the District Plan is being used. 

Please note these maps are now updated. If you have any concerns or wish to check on anything specific please contact City Planning and Growth Team  on 07 577 7000.

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