Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

Information about and links to Annual Plans and Reports, Long Term Plans, the District Plan and key policies and bylaws.

Kaikōura District Water Supply Bylaw 2020

In 2008 Kaikōura District Council (KDC) introduced its Water Supply Bylaw to provide controls on the use and protection of water supply systems operated by Kaikōura District Council. Without such controls there is potential for adverse effects in respect of public health, nuisance and financial burdens on the community.

The content of this Bylaw has been reviewed, and its content is believed to meet statutory requirements and - with two proposed significant amendments - the likely needs of the community currently and in the future. These two amendments are:           

a)    That additional provisions are incorporated to deter wasteful use of water by customers who are receiving ‘ordinary’ (non-metered) on-demand water supplies from the Kaikoura Urban, Ocean Ridge, Oaro and Peketa schemes.      

In particular use of sprinklers or other fixed garden irrigation systems for more than 2 hours per day or other wasteful use of water will not be permitted on these ‘ordinary’ supplies.  

b)    That building over public water mains is prohibited.

Click here for a more detailed Statement of Proposal, and the proposed Draft Water Supply Bylaw 2020

Submissions in respect of the making of the Water Supply Bylaw 2020 can be made in writing, and should be addressed to: 

The Chief Executive
Kaikoura District Council
PO Box 6

Submissions must be received by Monday 9 November 2020.

Annual Plan 2020/2021

The Annual Plan was adopted on the 26th August. Download the Annual Plan Document HERE

The delay in the process was due to COVID-19 and the need to ensure the lowest rates increase possible. The rates increase of 10% signalled in the Three Year Plan was recognised as unacceptable in the current COVID-19 climate so staff and Councillors have worked hard to bring this down to 4%. Some of the big projects that Council will undertake in 2020/2021 are:

  •  A complete review of Rubbish and Recycling Services
  • Address the loss of the all-weather access across the Waiau Toa/Clarence River
  • Support the construction of the new Kaikōura Aquatic Centre
  • Complete the Horizontal Infrastructure Rebuild
  • Complete the District Plan Review of the Natural Hazards Chapter
  • Continue to improve water quality, safety and security
  • Maintain community facilities
  • Progress the Provincial Growth Funded development of Wakatu Quay and South Bay Marina
  • Lead the development of the Ten Year Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031
  • Finalise the Financial and Corporate Sustainability Project


Three Year Plan 2018-2021

The 3 Year Plan 2018-2021 sets big work programmes to tackle some of our District’s biggest issues, meet community needs and legal responsibilities.

The Maori proverb "Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua (Care for the land, care for the people, go forward)” provided the guiding theme for the 3 Year Plan.

Council believes this plan provides what’s needed for Kaikouras people, environment, land and its' future. It will help Council create a district that can  move forward as a great place to live, with a strong, well-connected community that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous. 

Read more about the 3 Year Plan

District Plan Review: Our homes | our hazards

The rolling review of the District Plan will start with the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions, using the standard plan change process under the Resource Management Act.

The current District Plan has been operative since 2008 and is due for review. In November 2018 Council confirmed the District Plan will be reviewed as a series of plan changes (a ‘rolling review’) rather than one change. 

Council will work with the community to review the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions once all technical information and other requirements are in place. There will be many opportunities for the community to learn about the natural hazards our district faces and the areas they could affect.

Read more about the Natural Hazards provisions review 

Key Plans, Bylaws and Policies

22 October 2020