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The Gore District Council has prepared a summary of decisions requested by those making
submissions on the following proposed changes to the Gore District Plan:
• Plan Change 5B -- Extending area of "Mixed Use Zone"
• Plan Change 6 -- Adding additional buildings to the list of Scheduled Heritage Structures
• Plan Change 7 -- Introducing townscape provisions for the Gore commercial area
• Plan Change 8 -- Revising plans showing areas susceptible to inundation
• Plan Change 9 -- Limiting the scale and duration of geotechnic investigations
• Plan Change 10 -- Adding new provisions relating to the subdivision of land
• Plan Change 11 -- Residential Zones: height, minimum site area, new Residential B Zone
• Plan Change 12 -- Rural Zone: site coverage and dwellings on non-complying sites
• Plan Change 13 -- Height limit in Industrial and Mixed Use Zones
• Plan Change 14 -- Signage
• Plan Change 15 -- Yards in Rural and Residential Zones
• Plan Change 16 -- Deleting various transportation rules
• Plan Change 17 -- Electricity Transmission Activities
• Plan Change 18 -- Minor changes in relation to hazardous substances and definitions of
Agriculture, Home Occupation, Residential Activity and Site Coverage.
This document, copies of submissions and the proposed plan changes are available on the Council
website www.goredc.govt.nz, at the Council's administration office, Civic Avenue, Gore, and Gore
and Mataura libraries.
Under clause 8 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, this stage allows the
following to make a further submission either supporting or opposing submissions already made:
• any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest;
• any person who has an interest, that is greater than that of the general public, in the proposed
plan change; and
• the Gore District Council.
Further submissions should be made in writing and sent to the Gore District Council using one of
the following options:
29 Civic Street, Gore
The further submission must be on Form 6 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and
Procedure) Regulations 2003 or similar, and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on
your submission. The closing date for lodging submissions is 5pm Friday
9 November 2012.
Please note: Within five working days of making your submission to the Council, you must provide
a copy of it to any original submitter(s) that you have opposed or supported.
The process for public participation in this process is as follows:
• if someone making a submission asks to be heard a hearing must be held;
• the Council will give its decision on the proposed plan change (including its reasons for
accepting or rejecting submissions); and
• anyone who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision on the proposed plan
change to the Environment Court.
Please contact Rosie Given phone (03)209-0330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions about the plan changes or the processes being followed.
Chief Executive, Gore District Council
25 October 2012
The Council's District Plan proposed changes process enters its second phase of consultation this week with the notification of submissions received. Over the next fortnight, until 9 November, specific
parties will have the chance to make a submission for or against the submissions already made.
Council consultant planner Keith Hovell said the Council received 42 submissions from individuals or groups. "This is the first significant suite of changes since the District Plan was made operative in
2006 and submitters have provided some very useful feedback and information."
The majority of the 14 proposed changes respond to issues and situations raised by the public, Mr Hovell said. Changes that attracted the most attention relate to flooding, additions to the heritage
building register, the introduction of townscape provision for Gore's commercial area and the liberalisation of sub-division rules.
Gore's parks and
reserves are often
the subject of praise
from visitors to
the town as well
as residents, a
reflection of the hard
work put in by the
staff. The plantings
in Main St this year,
such as this bed of
tulips at the Mersey
St roundabout, are
no exception and
have been adding
some much needed
colour to an
Public Notice of Decisions Requested to Proposed
Changes to the Gore District Plan
Residents reminded to keep trees and shrubs trimmed
Clause 7 of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991
Council Meetings in November
The Mataura Community Board will meet at 5.30pm, on Monday 12
November, in the Mataura Community Centre, McQueen Avenue.
The Council's committees will meet on Tuesday, 20 November, in the
Council chambers, 29 Civic Avenue, Gore. The meetings start at 4pm
and will be in the following order
• Community Services Committee
• Operations Committee
• Regulatory and Planning Committee, and
• Finance and Policy Committee.
Agendas will be available on the Council's website www.goredc.govt.nz
five days before each meeting date. A reasonable supply will also be
available from the Council's offices. A copy of the minutes and reports
will be available on the website, or can be viewed at the Council's main
office, Mataura service centre and Gore library.
Builders and anyone requiring building
consents before Christmas must have
their application lodged with the Council
by Friday 23 November to ensure it is
processed before the office closes for
the holidays. Consent applications must
be completed in full and accompanied by
three sets of plans and specifications, as
well as the consent fee. If you
have any inquiries please phone 2090330.
Don't forget to take your
newspaper and cardboard
to the Pakeke Lions' depot
in Hokonui Drive and help
them turn paper into mone
to fund community projects.
For many rural communities their hall
and domain are a focal point, a venue
for events that bind and strengthen the
community. The Council has funding available
via its Rural Halls and Domains Grant Scheme to
help with any capital projects and significant
work associated with ensuring the long
term future of these important facilities.
Applications close on Friday 2 November. For
more information contact the Council, phone
2090330, or go to www.goredc.govt.nz
Horse owners who ride around the streets
of Gore and Mataura are reminded to
clean up any poop their steads may
leave behind. The Council has received a
few comments and complaints recently,
particularly from the Wentworth St and
Arawa St areas, about unsightly deposits
of horse poop left on the street. We realise
it is unrealistic to expect riders to clean up
as they go but it's easy enough to go back
after your ride to get rid of the mess.
It's that time of year when residents are reminded to keep an eye on overgrown
vegetation on their property, in particular ensuring trees and shrubs near the road or
footpath are trimmed back.
Overgrown sections and trees are not only unsightly but can be a hazard. Consequently,
the Council has a bylaw to ensure residents maintain their sections to an acceptable
As senior regulatory officer Frances Cowan explains long grass in urban areas not only
looks bad but is an ideal habitat for rodents and can be a fire hazard during dry weather.
With trees and shrubs, there are specific requirements relating to clearance areas for
overhanging foliage, as shown in the diagram below (left etc etc).
Last year the Council sent out over 160 letters to residents about their overgrown
sections or overhanging foliage. So far this year 60 non-compliance notices relating
to overhanging foliage have been sent while there have been 13 relating to overgrown
sections, Miss Cowan said.
Registrations are open for the
Gore Christmas parade, to be held on
16 December. You have until 25 November
to enter a float in this fun, family event.
10.30am every Tuesday at the Gore library
and Friday at Mataura, toddlers are the centre
of attention during the popular Toddler Time. The themes over the next few weeks
are stars, school/kindergarten, penguins, pirates and summer (Gore library), and
the ocean, favourite books, farms, manners and friends (Mataura library). There are
stories, rhymes and activities suitable for children aged 3-4 years although younger
children are welcome.
When Noise Isn't Ok
Residents are reminded they
do not have to put up with
excessive or unreasonable
noise. Anyone concerned
about noise can phone 2090330,
24-hours, seven days a week
for noise control. All calls are
confidential. When a complaint 's
made, the Council's enforcement officer will
visit the scene and, if necessary, order the
noise stopped. In some cases equipment can be
seized and kept for at least 72 hours. All fees,
which could total up to $250, have to be paid in
full before seized gear can be collected. Not
all complaints justify action and in rare cases,
where an individual repeatedly complains for
no good reason, the Council can pass on the
costs of the callout.
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