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4C.4  Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 2 December 2017

The following are Discretionary Activities:

  1. An activity described as a Restricted Discretionary Activity that does not comply with a Restricted Discretionary Activity Standard and Term;
  2. Earthworks that are:
    1. Associated with activities listed as a Discretionary Activity in Rule 5A.7 Discretionary Activity Rules or;
    2. Not associated with a Permitted or Restricted Discretionary Activity within a Category 1 SEA;
  3. Earthworks that;
    1. Are associated with activities listed as a Discretionary Activity in Rule 6A.5 Discretionary Activity Rules;
    2. Alter the existing ground level within Important Amenity Landscapes Plan Area in excess of 1 metre;
  4. Earthworks that do not comply with Rule 4C.2.5 – Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area (CHEPA);
  5. Earthworks within the Conservation Zone not associated with Minor Public Recreational Facilities and Activities and Beach Replenishment, Nourishment and Restoration Activities;
  6. Landfill;
  7. Quarrying; other than that listed as a Restricted Discretionary Activity in Rule 4C.3 e);
  8. Earthworks which are not a Permitted, Restricted Discretionary or Non-Complying Activity.

4C.4.1 Assessment of Discretionary Activities

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

Definitions in this Section


beach replenishment, nourishment and restoration activities



ground level

important amenity lanscapes


minor public recreational facilities and activities

the plan

plan area

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