Coming soon: QLDC’s new ePlans

We’re launching new electronic formats of the District Plan.

About the new ePlans

We’re currently working on brand new electronic formats of our District Plan, which we’re calling ePlans.

Once live, we'll have a new ePlan for both the Operative District Plan and the Proposed District Plan. These plans will be hosted online, easier to use, and provide better functionality for all users. These ePlans will mean you can see all the plan provisions that apply to a property in one single place, instead of having to switch between online maps and a bunch of PDFs and chapters.

We’re planning to launch our new ePlans in the first half of 2024, and once live, you’ll be able to access the new electronic formats of the District Plan here.

Watch this space!

QLDC was required to implement an ePlan to be consistent with the requirements of central government’s National Planning Standards.


Frequently asked questions

  • ePlans are electronic versions of Queenstown Lakes District Council’s District Plan.

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  • We were required to implement ePlans to be consistent with the requirements of central government’s National Planning Standards.

    But, these new electronic formats of the District Plan will also be much easier to use than the old PDF system we used, and provide a range tools to improve your experience when looking into provisions that apply to a property.

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  • We’ll be sharing a range of helpful guides on using the ePlans soon.

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  • Once the ePlans are live, you'll be able to access them in the same place you’d normally access the Operative District Plan and Proposed District Plan.

    If you don’t have a device or an internet connection at home, you’re welcome to access the ePlans at Council offices and libraries too.

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  • Yes, there are separate ePlans for the ODP and PDP.

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  • As part of the Appeals Version of the Plan, appeals that have spatial elements (for example a zoning, overlay, scheduled feature or item under appeal) will be highlighted on the map with red polygons.

    Appeals can also be made against provisions, either to amend a provision, include a new provision, or remove a provision entirely. Any chapter that contains an appeal will include a note detailing that provisions are subject to change. Users can select the red exclamation mark to find what appeals are relevant to a chapter and access them.

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  • Yes, you can. You’ll find a bookmark option at the top of the page which allows you to save a section or chapter for easy access.

    Please note: In the event we move to a new version of the Plan, bookmarks you have made to a section or chapter in the past will take you to what will be an old and out of date version of the Plan. To avoid any confusion, we’d recommend bookmarking the ePlan homepage.

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