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Tauranga City Plan

13A.9 Permitted Activity Rules - Scheduled Sites

Updated 11 September 2018


Note: Where an activity does not comply with a Permitted Activity Rule for the underlying zone, it shall be assessed in accordance with the relevant provisions of that zone.

Note: Where an activity does not comply with a Permitted Activity Rule, as listed below, it shall be considered a Discretionary Activity, unless stated otherwise.


All activities identified in a Scheduled Site shall comply with the Outline Development Plan, where relevant, containedtained as an Appendix to this Chapter, Rule 13A.9 – Permitted Activity Rules – Scheduled Sites, where relevant, and Rule 13A.8 - Permitted Activity Rules. In the event of any inconsistency between an Outline Development Plan, Rule 13A.9 – Permitted Activity Rules – Scheduled Sites and Rule 13A.8 - Permitted Activity Rules, the Outline Development Plan and rules outlined in Rule 13A.9 – Permitted Activity Rules – Scheduled Sites shall prevail. The following provisions are relevant to development within each Scheduled Site.

13A.9.1 Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

  1. Multi-Level Development incorporating a golf clubhouse, proshop, residential accommodation and accessory buildings within Sub-Zone A, in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan;
  2. A Permitted Activity intrusion in accordance with Rule 13A.9.2.3 – Permitted Activity Intrusions into Sub-Zone A into Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan.

13A.9.2 Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.2.1 Building Height and Scale

  1. The maximum height of the multi-level building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be 26 metres above ground level;
  2. Provided that no building or structure within any identified Viewshaft Protection Area, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions shall exceed the maximum height identified within the Plan Maps (Part B).

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.2.1 a) – Building Height and Scale shall be considered a Prohibited Activity.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.2.1 b) – Building Height and Scale shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


13A.9.2.2 Building Scale

The scale of any building shall be determined by the envelope created by the maximum height specified in Rule 13A.9.2.1 – Building Height and Scale and the maximum dimensions of Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.2.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Prohibited Activity.

13A.9.2.3 Permitted Activity Intrusion into Sub-Zone A

A maximum allowance of 5% of the gross floor area (GFA) of the ground floor level only (maximum height of 4 metres above ground level) is permitted to encroach outside Sub-Zone A of the multi-level development, in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.2.3 - Permitted Activity Intrusion into Sub-Zone A shall be considered a Prohibited Activity.

13A.9.2.4 Building Form and Appearance

  1. All activities within the multi-level building, other than accessory buildings, are to be incorporated within one comprehensively designed building;
  2. Materials used on the exterior of buildings shall be of low-reflectance;
  3. All buildings shall be painted in neutral colours;
  4. Terraces, balconies, decks, planting and other design features shall be provided to give visual contrast to the external facade of the multi-level building.

13A.9.2.5 General Amenity: Open Space Protection

The Open Space surrounding the multi-level building shall be permanently protected to those distances of Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan. The Council shall be party to a covenant which shall include provisions to ensure the benefit of the covenant shall not be surrendered or extinguished, except in accordance with a Plan Change initiated under section 73 and the First Schedule of the RMA. The Council shall not give such consent except following a change to this rule under section 73 of the RMA.
The registered covenant shall ensure that:
  1. Landscape planting is established and maintained to screen and soften the view of the building from adjoining properties, but not overshadow those properties;
  2. Existing mature trees remain in the vicinity of Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan, and that replacement planting of the same or similar species is carried out as necessary to maintain the existing tree canopy height and visual character;
  3. No other buildings are erected within Sub-Zone A, in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan, other than those required for minor storage and/or maintenance of the golf course, or temporary buildings required for construction purposes;
  4. The covenant shall be registered on the title and written confirmation received by Council before the issue of a building consent for the multi-level building;
  5. All costs associated with the registration of the covenant on the title shall be borne by the applicant.

13A.9.3 Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

  1. Within Sub-Zone A, in accordance with Appendix 13B: Papamoa Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. ​Tent and powered sites for campers and caravans;
    2. Kitset awnings and mobile annexes;
    3. Minor structures and activities including ancillary structures required to service the Holiday Resort including but not limited to lighting, free-standing showers, internal accessways, signage and power boxes.
    4. Temporary activities;
    5. Beach Replenishment, nourishment and restoration.
  2. Within Sub-Zones B and C, in accordance with Appendix 13B: Papamoa Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Camping grounds;
    2. Community facilities, entertainment facilities and associated activities, meeting facilities and business activity directly associated with the use of the Holiday Resort which provides a service to the Holiday Resort residents;
    3. Accessory buildings, structures or activities;
    4. Tent and powered sites for campers and caravans;
    5. Kitset awnings and mobile annexes;
    6. Minor Structures and activities including ancillary structures required to service the Holiday Resort including but not limited to lighting, free-standing showers, internal accessways and signage;
    7. Visitor Accommodation (located in the Visitor Accommodation Defined Site);
    8. Temporary activities;
    9. Holiday Resort Facilities (including but not limited to administration building, manager and camp staff accommodation, ablution blocks and changing rooms, kitchen lounge and dining buildings and laundry buildings.

13A.9.4 Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.4.1 Building Height

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be:
  1. Within Sub-Zone B: 6 metres;
  2. Within Sub-Zone C: 7.5 metres.

13A.9.4.2 Building Scale

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building shall not exceed:
  1. Principal buildings (including administration building, manager’s accommodation, ablution blocks and changing rooms, kitchen lounge and dining buildings and laundry buildings): 1000m2;
  2. Accessory buildings and structures (including, storage and implement sheds): 300m2;
  3. Visitor Accommodation: 300m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with the Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.4.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

13A.9.4.3 Building Intensity

  1. No more than 80 visitor accommodation buildings or other permanent (immovable) visitor accommodation shall be constructed within Sub Zones B and C.
  2. No permanent building or structure is permitted within Sub-Zone A, except for buildings, structures and activities provided for in Rule 13A.9.4 a) - Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.4.3 a) - Building Intensity shall be considered a Discretionary Activity, unless stated otherwise.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.4.3 b) - Building Intensity shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity, unless stated otherwise.

13A.9.5 Mayfair Holiday Park Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

Within the Mayfair Holiday Park Scheduled Site:
  1. Camping grounds.

13A.9.6 Mayfair Holiday Park Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.6.1 Building Height

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be:
  1. Principal buildings: 8 metres;
  2. Accessory buildings: 6 metres.

13A.9.6.2 Building Scale

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building shall not exceed:
  1. Principal buildings: 1000m2;
  2. Accessory buildings: 300m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.6.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.


13A.9.7 Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

  1. Within Sub-Zone A, Appendix 13C: Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Activities directly associated with the boat marina including:
      1. Navigational facilities;
      2. Boat-fuelling and washing facilities;
      3. Boat storage and maintenance;
      4. Boat and trailer parks;
    2. Business activity directly associated with the needs of users of the harbour.
    3. Restaurants, taverns and café.
  2. Within Sub-Zone B, Appendix 13C: Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Activities directly associated with the boat marina including:
      1. Navigational facilities;
      2. Boat-fuelling and washing facilities;
      3. Boat storage and maintenance;
      4. Boat and trailer parks.
  3. ​​Within Sub-Zone C, Appendix 13C: Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Activities directly associated with the boat marina including:
      1. Boat-washing facilities;
      2. Boat and trailer parks.

13A.9.8 Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.8.1 Building Height

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be:
  1. Principal buildings: 8 metres,
  2. Accessory buildings: 6 metres.

13A.9.8.2 Building Scale

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building shall not exceed:
  1. Principal buildings: 1000m2;
  2. Accessory buildings and structures: 300m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.8.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

13A.9.9 Tauranga Racecourse and Tauranga Golf Course Scheduled Site – Permitted Activities

  1. Within the Scheduled Site, Appendix 13D: Tauranga Racecourse and Tauranga Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Race course and associated facilities (including the use of those facilities for entertainment, recreation, leisure or similar purposes);
    2. Golf course and associated facilities (including the use of those facilities for entertainment, recreation, leisure or similar purposes);
    3. Accessory buildings;
    4. Vehicle parking.
  2. ​Within Sub-Zone A, Appendix 13D: Tauranga Racecourse and Tauranga Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. ​Members stand (being the principal building);
    2. Public stand (being the secondary building);
    3. Business activity directly associated with the needs of users of the racecourse.
  3. ​Within Sub-Zone B Appendix 13D: Tauranga Racecourse and Tauranga Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan:
    1. Business activity directly associated with the needs of users of the golf course.

13A.9.10 Tauranga Racecourse and Tauranga Golf Course Scheduled Site – Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.10.1 Building Height

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be:
  1. Principal building: 15 metres,
  2. Secondary building: 15 metres,
  3. Accessory buildings: 6 metres.

13A.9.10.2 Building Scale

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building shall not exceed:
  1. Principal building for the Tauranga Racecourse: 4000m2;
  2. Secondary building for the Tauranga Racecourse: 2000m2;
  3. Accessory buildings for the Tauranga Racecourse: 1000m2;
  4. Principal buildings for the Tauranga Golf Course: 2000m2;
  5. Accessory buildings for the Tauranga Golf Course: 500m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.10.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

13A.9.11 Mauao Recreation Reserve Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

  1. Camping grounds;
  2. Community facilities and associated activities and allied business activity directly associated with the use of the holiday park which provides a service to holiday park guests;
  3. Associated carparking to meet the Permitted Activity requirements in Chapter 4 – General Rules;
  4. Surf Life Saving Buildings (including Clubrooms) and associated carparking to meet the Permitted Activity requirements in Chapter 4 – General Rules;
  5. Minor Structures and Activities;
  6. Minor Public Recreational Facilities and Activities.

13A.9.12 Mauao Recreation Reserve Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.12.1 Building Height Rules Appealed

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusion in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions and Rule 13A.9.12.2 – Permitted Height Intrusion, shall be:
  1. Mount Maunganui Surf Life Saving Club: 7 metres;
  2. Mount Hot Pools: 5 metres;
  3. Mount Beachside Holiday Park: 5 metres.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.12.1 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity

13A.9.12.2 Permitted Height Intrusion

A design feature or building component may exceed the maximum permitted height in Rule 13A.9.12.1 – Building Height within the Hot Pool Complex (as identified on Appendix 13E: Mauao Recreation Reserve Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan) provided that design feature or building component does not exceed the envelope of the existing building/structure that existed on 26 March 2011.

Note: The existing permitted design features or building components that exceed that maximum permitted height in Rule 13A.9.12.1 – Building Height are identified in Appendix 13E: Mauao Recreation Reserve Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan.

13A.9.12.3 Building Scale

Mount Hot Pools and Mount Maunganui Surf Life Saving Clubrooms:
  1. The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building, structure or activity identified as the Mount Hot Pools and Mount Maunganui Surf Life Saving Clubrooms shall not exceed the external footprint or envelope of the existingbuilding, structure or activity (as existed on 26 March 2011):

    Mount Beachside Holiday Park:
  2. Principal buildings:
    1. Ocean amenity block: 380m2;
    2. Pilot Bay amenity block: 100m2;
    3. Harbour amenity block: 280m2;
    4. Manager’s Accommodation, Main office and Ranger’s Office: 225m2;
    5. Mobile Accommodation Units: 24m2.
  3. ​Accessory buildings:
    1. ​Implement shed (#1): 115m2;
    2. Implement shed (#2): 35m2;
    3. Mauao fire pump house: 20m2;
    4. Public Toilet 30m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.12.3 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

13A.9.12.4 Exemptions to Rule 4B.2.3 (a) - On-Site Parking Requirements – General

An on-site parking shortfall of 34 spaces and 1 HGV bay is permitted for the Hot Pool Complex identified in Appendix 13E: Mauao Recreation Reserve Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan provided that the spaces that existed 26 March 2011 continue to be set aside as outlined below:
  1. 24 for use by patrons; and
  2. 4 (stacked) for the use of staff (which shall be exempt from complying with Rule 4B.2.4 (b) – On-Site Parking Design).

Note: Any extension, alteration or redevelopment of the Mount Hot Pool Complex shall be required to provide for the provisions of Chapter 4 – General Rules (Transportation) in relation to that extension, alteration or redevelopment only.

13A.9.12.5 Noise – Mount Hot Pools

For the purpose of assessing noise levels in accordance with the provisions of Rule 4E.2.10 – Open Space Zones, the Mount Hot Pools (as existed on 26 March 2011) shall be considered as an outdoor recreational activity.

13A.9.13 Papamoa Domain Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities

  1. Surf Life Saving Buildings (including Clubrooms) within the Defined Site of the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Clubrooms Defined Site (as existed on 26 March 2011);
  2. Business Activity (being a restaurant) and associated carparking to meet the Permitted Activity requirements in Chapter 4 – General Rules located within the defined site of Lot 1 DPS 53134.

13A.9.14 Papamoa Domain Scheduled Site - Permitted Activity Rules

13A.9.14.1 Building Height

The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusion in Rule 4H 2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions, shall be 7 metres.

13A.9.14.2 Building Scale

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any existing building or structure, being the Surf Life Saving Buildings (including Clubrooms) and business activity (being a restaurant) shall not exceed the existing external envelope and footprint of that building or structure.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.9.14.2 - Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

13A.9.15 Elizabeth Street Scheduled Site – Permitted Activities

Within the Elizabeth Street Scheduled Site:
  1. Activities that involve the congregation of people for such purposes as deliberation, entertainment, recreation, leisure or similar purposes and include non-community facility activities such as taverns, restaurants, theatres and tourist facilities;
  2. Visitor Accommodation (as existed on the 28th September 2013).

13A.9.16 10 Salisbury Avenue Scheduled Site – Permitted Activities

Within the 10 Salisbury Avenue Scheduled Site:
  1. Activities that involve the congregation of people for such purposes as deliberation, entertainment, recreation, leisure or similar purposes and;
  2. Retailing of food and beverages, of benefit to the users of Coronation Park reserve, within the existing buildings (existing as at 5 October 2013) on the Scheduled Site.

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