75 Contents of district plans

(1)

A district plan must state—

(a)

the objectives for the district; and

(b)

the policies to implement the objectives; and

(c)

the rules (if any) to implement the policies.

(2)

A district plan may state—

(a)

the significant resource management issues for the district; and

(b)

the methods, other than rules, for implementing the policies for the district; and

(c)

the principal reasons for adopting the policies and methods; and

(d)

the environmental results expected from the policies and methods; and

(e)

the procedures for monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the policies and methods; and

(f)

the processes for dealing with issues that cross territorial authority boundaries; and

(g)

the information to be included with an application for a resource consent; and

(h)

any other information required for the purpose of the territorial authority’s functions, powers, and duties under this Act.

(3)

A district plan must give effect to—

(a)

any national policy statement; and

(b)

any New Zealand coastal policy statement; and

(ba)

a national planning standard; and

(c)

any regional policy statement.

(4)

A district plan must not be inconsistent with—

(a)

a water conservation order; or

(b)

a regional plan for any matter specified in section 30(1).

(5)

A district plan may incorporate material by reference under Part 3 of Schedule 1.

Section 75: replaced, on 10 August 2005, by section 46 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).

Section 75(3)(ba): inserted, on 19 April 2017, by section 60 of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).