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What is a Variation?

A variation is a change to a proposed plan that is prepared by a council.

Does a Variation have legal effect when considering an application for resource consent?

Clause 16B(2) First Schedule RMA provides that a variation has some effect on notification.  Caselaw on Cl16B(2)  confirms that the correct approach is:

  • That the Proposed Plan provisions are disregarded, regardless of what stage they are at;
  • That the Variation is afforded weight according to how far through the RMA process it is (for instance, if it has just been notified and awaiting submissions, minimal weight is applied; if a decision has been made, the Variation is afforded closer to equal weight to the Operative Plan etc);
  • That the Operative Plan is applied and given less weight as the Variation moves through the process.

Active and Completed Variations

Variation No Nature of Variation Status Parts of the plan affected

Omahu Road Variation & NoR

HDC has prepared a variation to the Proposed Hastings District Plan and an associated Notice of Requirement (NoR).  The proposed Variation seeks to rezone some 63 hectares of land from a Plains Zone to a General Industrial Zone on the northern side of Omahu Road, Hastings.

The NoR is to designate land for an infrastructure corridor that provides the water, waste waste and stormwater infiltration basin to service a proposed General Industrial Zone. 

  • Date Notified: 21 May 2016
  • Submissions on Variation 1 and NoR closed:Mon 20 June 2016
  • Further submissions closed 5pm, 29 July 2016
  • Hearing held 1 Dec 2016
  • Decisions notified 25 March 2017
  • Appeal Period (Variation) ends 10 May 2017
  • Variation appealed by Bayley & Others ENV-2017-WLG-000045 (pdf 380 KB)
  • Appeal settled and Variation 1 is now operative
  • Section 2.9
  • Section 14.1
  • Section 30.1
  • Section 6.2
  • Appendices 17, 36 and 66
  • Planning Maps and Legend

Irongate Industrial Variation

Variation 2 seeks to rezone some 118 ha of land from the current Deferred Industrial and Plains zone to a General Industrial Zone. The land affected by the Variation is located is located just west of Hastings city, around the junction of Irongate Road East and Maraekakaho Road.

  • Date Notified: 16 July 2016
  • Submissions closed:  Fri 12 Aug 2016
  • Further submissions closed 24th September 2016
  • Hearing held 2 Dec 2016.
  • Decisions notified 25 March 2017
  • Appeal Period ends 10 May 2017
  • Variation appealed by Navilluso Holdings, Tumu Timbers, Carrfields Investments & M Walmsley ENV-2017-WLG-000046 (pdf 505 KB)
  • Planning Maps
  • Appendix 16
  • Appendix 26
  • Section 2.9
  • Section 6.2
  • Section 14.1
  • Section 26.1
  • Section 28.1
  • Section 30.1
  • Section 33.1

Howard Street Residential Variation

The proposal is to rezone 21.2 hectares of land from its current Plains Production zone to a General Residential zone in between Howard St and Havelock Rd and adjoining the existing Residential land on the southern side of Hastings city.

  • Date Notified: 16 July 2016
  • Submissions closed:  Fri 12 Aug 2016
  • Further submissions closed 16th September 2016
  • Hearing held 16 Dec 2016
  • Decisions notified 25 March 2017
  • Appeal Period ends 10 May 2017
  • Variation appealed by Karen Cooper ENV-2017-WLG-44 (pdf 8950 KB)
  • Planning Maps
  • Appendix 80
  • Section 2.4
  • Section 7.2
  • Section 25.1
  • Section 26.1
  • Section 30.1

Industrial Strategy

The following tables outline the strategy direction for the rezoning of land for industrial purposes in the three areas identified for industrial growth.

Industrial Development to be progressed in the next 10 years:

  The 2003 Strategy Subsequent 2009 Direction
Omahu Road 39ha Stage 1 – 13ha
Irongate 11ha Stage 1 35.4ha
Tomoana / Whakatu 38ha Nil
Total 88 48.4ha

 Industrial development to be progressed beyond 2019

  The 2003 Strategy Subsequent 2009 Direction
Omahu Road Nil Stage 2 – 16ha
Irongate 26ha Stage 2 – 43 ha
Tomoana / Whakatu 60ha 25ha
Total 86ha 84ha

Related documents

These documents form the basis of the industrial strategy.

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