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Tauranga City Plan

10A.4  Activity Status Rules

Updated 11 September 2018

10A.4.1 Activities throughout the City

All activities in all zones shall have the status identified in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities. Symbols used in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities have the meaning described in Table 1A.2: Activity Status.


Note: While only transmission and key electric lines are identified on the Planning Maps, works in close proximity to all electric lines can be dangerous. Compliance with the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice 34:2001 is mandatory for buildings, earthworks and mobile plants within close proximity to all electric lines. Compliance with the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 is also mandatory for tree trimming and planting. To discuss works, including tree planting, near electrical lines especially within 20m of those lines, contact the line operator.


Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities

All Network Utilities
Network Utilities Activity Status 
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones 
Rural and Future Urban Zone 
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones
Commercial Zones
Industrial & Special Use Zones
Conservation Zone
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone
The removal of existing network 
utilities
, including any existing 
infrastructure whether underground 
or overhead.
10A.5  P P P P P P P P P
The operation, maintenance and 
renewal of existing network utilities
including any existing infrastructure
whether underground or overhead.
10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
Cabinets, including associated infrastructure. -
(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5)
Electricity (including distribution and transmission)
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones
Commercial Zones
Industrial & Special-Use Zones
Conservation Zone
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone
The trimming and pruning of vegetation necessary to protect electric lines (required to meet the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003) or telecommunication lines 10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
Extensions to, or new above ground electric lines (except transmission electric lines) and single-pole 
support structures, where the existing distribution is overhead. 
10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
New above ground single-pole electric lines (except transmission electric lines) and support structures 
located within the Road Zone that adjoin one of the Rural Zones 
- n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(Refer Rule 10A.5
New above ground single-pole electric lines (except transmission electric lines) and support structures 
(not otherwise provided for in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities). 
-
(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5)

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
Minor upgrading of existing above-ground electric lines (including transmission electric lines) and 
support structures
10A.5  P P P P P P P P P
Underground electric lines (including transmission electric lines) for conveying electricity at a voltage up to and including 110kV, including underground connections from buildings and sites 10A.5  P P P P P P P P P
New and upgraded transformers, substations and switching stations distributing electricity at a voltage up to, and including 110kV, and ancillary buildings not exceeding 100m² gross floor area -
(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
Radio and Telecommunications
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre  Zones 
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation) 
Road Zone 
Underground telecommunication lines, including underground connections from buildings and sites. 10A.5  P P P P P P P P P
Extensions to or new above ground telecommunication lines and single-pole support structures where the existing distribution is overhead.  10A.5  P P P P P P P P P
New above ground telecommunication lines and single-pole support structures located within the Road Zone that adjoins a Rural Zone.  - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(Refer Rule 10A.5
New above ground single-pole telecommunication lines and support structures (not otherwise provided 
for in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities). 
-
(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
Radio and telecommunication masts aerials, antennas, panel antennas. 10A.5
(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Buildings not exceeding 10m² gross floor area (GFA) associated with the establishment of radio and telecommunication masts -
(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Gas Transmission
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
Underground gas transmission pipelines at a pressure not exceeding 2000 kilopascals, including aerial crossings of bridges, structures or streams, and ancillary equipment, including regulator stations, but not compressor stations.  -
(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Underground gas transmission pipelines at a pressure exceeding 2000 kilopascals, including aerial crossings of bridges, structures or streams, and ancillary equipment, including compressor compounds with compressor houses.  10A.11 D D D D D D D D D
Gas valve and takeoff stations, sales gates and regulator systems.  -
(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Water, Wastewater and Stormwater 
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
New underground pipelines conveying water, stormwater, wastewater and associated pump stations (with above ground dimensions less than 50m² gross floor area), including aerial crossings of bridges, structures or rivers and streams, and ancillary equipment, including regulator stations, but not compressor stations -
(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.9)

(Refer Rule 10A.9)

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Water treatment plants.  -
(Refer Rule 10A.11
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
Water supply reservoirs -
(Refer Rule 10A.11
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
New stormwater reserves - RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.5
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11
Stormwater overland flowpaths 10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
Meteorological Activities
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
Meteorological enclosures and buildings not exceeding 30m² in gross floor area; automatic weather stations and single anemometer masts not exceeding a height of 10m; voluntary observer sites and associated microwave links.  -
(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Meteorological buildings greater than 30m² gross floor area 10A.10 D D D D D D D D D
Traffic, Transport and Structures
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
Traffic-control signals and devices (including speed cameras and CCTV equipment), road traffic signs, road signs, toll booths, light-poles and associated structures and fittings, post boxes, landscaped gardens, artworks and sculptures, bus stops, phone boxes, public toilets, interpretative and directional signs, road furniture, bus shelters and infrastructure 10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
Airports and/or helipads.  - NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)

(Refer Rule 10A.11
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12)
Activities in the Road Zone provided for by legislation, Council’s by-laws, or the Plan, including formation and maintenance.  10A.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a P
Activities in the Road Zone (not otherwise provided for in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities).  10A.10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(Refer Rule 10A.11
Energy Generation and Renewable Energy 
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
Anemometers (including associated support structures) established for the purpose of measuring wind.  10A.11 D D D D D D D D D
Renewable energy generation, research scale investigation and assessment.  - NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10) 
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
Wind energy facility and wind-power generators for bulk power supply.  - NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
Hydroelectric power stations.  - NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12
NC 
(Refer Rule 10A.12

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
Small and community-scale distributed renewable energy generation (excluding solar panels). -
(Refer Rule 10A.11)
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
Temporary diesel-fuelled generation activities -
(Refer Rule 10A.11)
P
(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
P
(Refer Rule 10A.11)

(Refer Rule 10A.11)
P
Miscellaneous
Network Utilities Activity Status
Relevant Rule
Residential, Rural-Residential, & Education Centre Zones
Rural and Future Urban Zone
Greenbelt Zone
Rural Marae Community & Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Industrial & Special-Use Zones 
Conservation Zone 
Open Space Zones (not including Conservation)
Road Zone 
Trig stations.  10A.5 P P P P P P P P P
Relocatable recycling drop-off centres less than 6m² in area, provided that no more than 3 relocatable recycling drop-off centres are located on a site -
(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.11

(Refer Rule 10A.5

(Refer Rule 10A.5
Lighthouses, navigational aids (unless otherwise provided for in Table 10A.1: Activity Status for Network Utilities), beacons and extreme adverse weather and tsunami warning devices no greater than 2.5m by 1.5m and 4m in height (when measured from the point of attachment).  - P P P P P P RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10
RD 
(Refer Rule 10A.10)  
The repair, maintenance, replacement, upgrading or relocation of existing navigational aids, including any existing infrastructure on or near Mauao, being: - Stoney Point Beacon K3900 - North West Rock Light K3899.2 - Mount Navigational Light K3899 (northern slopes), including under ground service cable - North Rock Light K3899.1. - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(Refer Rule 10A.5
n/a n/a
Minor work and maintenance to the building structure, mast, access track, underground services and sight lines from the signal station on Hopukiore - Mount Drury.  - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(Refer Rule 10A.5
n/a n/a

 

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