Any subdivision in the Waimate District requires a consent from Council. The consent process will take into consideration services and activities necessary to have a well-functioning property. These include:
- Water supply
- Sewage disposal
- Trade waste
When evaluating the planned subdivision there are also other matters to be considered including the provision of open spaces and recreation, avoiding or mitigating natural hazards and enhancing or maintaining heritage values.
Council planners will also look at esplanade reserves and strips, and access strips (eg pieces of land) that allow access to rivers, waterways and coastlines).
The District Plan sets the rules for subdivisions, including minimum lot size, activities, and impacts for the different zones. There are seven (7) zones:
- Residential 1
- Residential 2
- Residential 3
- Business 1
- Business 2 (Mixed Business)
- Business 3 (Industrial)
Minimum lot size for subdivision
150m², 360m², 450m² or 850m² where public sewage treatment and reticulation
4 hectares or 200 hectares within Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features
No minimum lot size
The subdivision process
If you are thinking about subdividing it is recommended that you contact Council in the first instance to discuss your project and Council can provide some guidance and information.
The subdivision is a two-stage process (see the diagrams below):
There are a number of costs associated with subdivision including apply for resource consent. Below are some of the costs. Refer to Council’s full Fees and Charges for further information.
Please note that the costs below are deposits only and are subject to change should they be found to be insufficient to meet actual costs.
Limited Notified (service only) Consent
Non-notified Subdivision Consent
Non-notified Land Use Consent
Non-notified Land Use Consent (minor)
Non-notified Subdivision Consent – change to flats plan or unit title
How to apply
- Contact Council to discuss your proposal
- Engage a surveyor or other professional
- Complete the Resource Consent application form
For further information or help please contact Council’s Planner on +64 3 689 0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.