75 Contents of district plans


A district plan must state—


the objectives for the district; and


the policies to implement the objectives; and


the rules (if any) to implement the policies.


A district plan may state—


the significant resource management issues for the district; and


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


the principal reasons for adopting the policies and methods; and


the environmental results expected from the policies and methods; and


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


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


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


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


A district plan must give effect to—


any national policy statement; and


any New Zealand coastal policy statement; and


a national planning standard; and


any regional policy statement.


A district plan must not be inconsistent with—


a water conservation order; or


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


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).