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Decisions of Council

The Decisions of Council phase of the District Plan review is when we make a decision on the proposed plan, plan change or variation based on the recommendations provided by the hearing panel and from the submissions provided by the community.

On this page you will find the reports from the Independent Hearing Panel as well as information relating to the chapters which have been ratified by Full Council following the hearings phase.

Decision on Priority Area Landscape Schedules Variation to the Proposed District Plan

This proposal is a variation to Chapter 21 Rural Zone of the Proposed District Plan, to introduce landscape schedules 21.22 and 21.23. These schedules set out the landscape values for twenty-nine Priority Area landscapes across the Whakatipu Basin and Upper Clutha.

The District’s landscapes are of significant value to the people who live in, work in or visit the District. The Proposed District Plan sets out a policy framework that seeks to protect, enhance or maintain these landscapes. The proposed landscape schedules seek to make clearer what aspects of these landscapes are to be protected, maintained or enhanced.


Appeals on Priority Area Landscape Schedules Variation to the Proposed District Plan close on August 5th 2024.

Further information on the appeals process and how to lodge an appeal is available on the Environment Court website

We request that all correspondence relating to appeals be directed to the Environment Court and to 

You can view appeals received here

Want to talk about it?

If you have any queries on any of the information provided or need help finding a particular document, please contact one of our dedicated duty policy planners on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka) or email us at

Decision on PDP: Coneburn Industrial Zone Variation

Council made a decision on the adoption of proposed variations to Chapter 44 (Coneburn Industrial Zone) of the Proposed District Plan at its meeting on 31 August 2023.

The Council has adopted all the variations proposed to Chapter 44 and the proposed variations to the District Wide Chapters. The District Wide Chapters included in this Plan Change are Chapter 25 Earthworks, Chapter 27 Subdivision and Development, Chapter 29 Transport, Chapter 31 Signs and Chapter 36 Noise.

Decision on QLDC PDP: Stage 1 - Arthurs Point


Council made a decision on the Re-Hearing of two Submissions on Stage 1: Proposed District Plan - Gertrude’s Saddlery Limited (#494) and Larchmont Developments Limited (#527) at Arthurs Point at its meeting on 29 June 2023.

The effect of the decision is to adopt the recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel that the notified position of the zone configuration of Lower Density Suburban Residential (LDSR) zone and Rural zone, the Arthurs Point Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and the delineation of an Outstanding Natural Landscape (ONL) (both following the LDSR zone/ Rural zone edge) be retained from the Stage 1 notified maps.

Public notices

Independent Hearing Panel reports

Decisions of Council chapters

The following chapters show the decisions ratified by Full Council after the submission and hearings process. They show the provisions at a set point in time (please note the date on the chapter).

To view the most up to date version of the Proposed District Plan, please view the chapters here.


Decisions of Council maps

Designation information of Requiring Authorities