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Tauranga City Plan

Definitions - B

Updated 2 December 2017


That part of a licensed premises which is used principally or exclusively for the sale, supply or consumption of liquor.

beach replenishment, nourishment and restoration activities

Activities that involve beach replenishment, nourishment, restoration, sand movement and includes:

  1. Approved Regional Coastcare and beach nourishment programmes;
  2. Maintenance and replacement of dunal vegetation;
  3. Erection, construction or extension of:
    1. Monitoring equipment such as sea level datum posts;
    2. Sand ladders and exclusion fences, and associated signs;
  4. Activities associated with the re-spreading of sand within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area in accordance with the provision of Chapter 8 – Natural Hazards.


Has the same meaning as biological diversity contained in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) which means the variability among living organisms, including diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.



  1. In relation to fee simple subdivision or Maori land partitions, the lot, section or Maori block or partition boundary;
  2. In relation to cross-lease subdivision, the line as drawn on a survey plan which is used to indicate legally the extent of the area that is mutually exclusive for the use of each flat/unit in addition to the boundary of the parent site;
  3. In relation to unit title subdivision, the boundary of the accessory unit associated with a principal unit, in addition to the boundary of the parent site;
  4. In relation to a zone boundary, the limit of a zone as shown on the Plan Maps (Part B). 


  1. Has the same meaning as defined in the Building Act 2004,
  2. For the purpose of the Plan a building, as defined in subsection (a), shall exclude:
    1. Any building less than 10m2 in area on the horizontal plane; and less than 2 metres in height. For the avoidance of doubt this exclusion does not apply to a building that is less than 10m2 in area with a height of 2m or more nor does it apply to a building that is 10m2 or greater in area and less than 2 metres in height;
    2. Swimming pools and/or uncovered decks less than 1 metre in height regardless of their dimensions on the horizontal plane. 

building component

A component of a building that is integral to and compliments its function including, but not limited to eaves, chimneys, balustrades and solar panels. 

building improvement centres

Means premises used for the storage, display and sale of goods and materials used in the construction, repair, alteration and renovation of buildings and includes builders supply and plumbing supply centres and home and building display centres, garden centres and outdoor nurseries.

building platform

That portion of a new allotment or a site that are identified on a survey plan, approved building consent or resource consent upon which a building or parts of a building is to be constructed. 

bulky goods retailing

Means retailing within the Bulky Goods Commercial Plan Area in the Tauriko Industry Zone where the activity is devoted to retailing of: large appliances, furniture, timber, hardware and building supplies, floor and window coverings, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, outdoor products, garden centres, automotive parts; and does not include food, clothing, footwear or personal effects goods, unless incidental to the retailing of bulky goods.

business activity

Land, buildings and structures used for:

  1. Retail activities;
  2. Professional and service activities;
  3. Social, and administrative activities;
  4. Educational activities;
  5. Technological activities;
  6. Tourism services activities;
  7. Services, storage, distribution or manufacturing activities;

carried out on a site principally for commercial gain.

For the purpose of this definition, business activity does not include visitor accommodation or homestays.

Note: This definition addresses a collection of activities and some of these are covered by terms that are defined elsewhere in the Plan. 

 business activity (in relation to Chapter 11 – Financial Contributions)

For the purpose of Chapter 11 – Financial Contributions means the use of land and buildings for business purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Plan or resource consent. It also includes the use of land and buildings for visitor accommodation purposes, or for purposes that are not principally for commercial gain but provide employment (this includes, but is not limited to, schools and other educational facilities, public hospitals, police and fire stations and not-for-profit or voluntary organisations).

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