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Tauranga City Plan

16A.11 Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 14 December 2018

The following are Discretionary Activities:

  1. Activities not complying with Rule 16A.8.1 a) or b) – Development Density and Scale – Independent Dwelling Units;
  2. Any activity not complying with Rule 16A.8.2 – Building Height;
  3. More than 2 independent dwelling units on a multiple-owned Maori land parcel in the Matapihi Rural Area;
  4. Activities not complying with Rule 16A.8.9 – Secondary Independent Dwelling Units;
  5. Activities not complying with Rule 16A.8.14 – Scheduled Sites: Special Permitted Activity Conditions;
  6. Activities not complying with Rule 16A.10.1.1 – Restricted Discretionary Activities - Papakainga on Multiple-Owned Maori Land in the Rural and Future Urban Zones;
  7. Any activity that does not meet Rule 16A.8.6 c) – Artificial Crop Protection Structures;
  8. Any activity that does not meet Rule 16A.10.1. – Restricted Discretionary Activity - Standards and Terms;
  9. All activities not listed as Permitted, Controlled, Restricted Discretionary or Non-Complying Activities;
  10. All activities listed in Table 16A.1: Rural, Future Urban and Greenbelt Zones Activity Status as Discretionary Activities; 

16A.11.1 Discretionary Activities – Standards and Terms 

16A.11.1.1 Packhouses and Coolstores in the Rural Zone and Future Urban Zone

Packhouses and Coolstores shall have a maximum gross floor area per site of 200m2

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Discretionary Activity Rule 16A.11.1.1 – Packhouses and Coolstores shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity. 

16A.11.2 Assessment of Discretionary Activities

In considering a Discretionary Activity the Council’s discretion is unrestricted. The Council will consider any relevant matter with particular regard to the relevant Objectives and Policies of the Plan

Definitions in this section




gross floor area

independent dwelling unit

multiple-owned maori land


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