Masterton District Council’s Building and Planning team plans and manages the development of the natural and built environment in the District in a sustainable manner. The team endeavours to ensure that the quality and quantity of the District’s resources are maintained and enhanced.
The Wairarapa Combined District Plan provides the framework for promoting sustainable management at the local level. It consists of maps, objectives, policies and rules which set out the activities permitted in the district. It also determines when resource consents and subdivision consents are required, and under which conditions these can be approved.
The District Plan was developed in consultation with the community and aims to minimise the harmful effects that activities may have on the surrounding area and on the environment.
Our Wairarapa Combined District Map viewer provides information that relates directly to our District Plan. On here you can find aerial photos, property boundaries, flood plains, fault lines, heritage properties and more. This is a great place to start if you are looking to undertake any work on your property, or if you are looking to purchase a new property.
All forms and applications are available to download below in either PDF or DOC format.
New legislation came into effect in 2017 which sets out a new process for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings. For information on the new process, watch this video or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
We have also developed a short Question and Answer document.
Manager Building and Planning:
Senior Resource Planner:
Building Development Facilitator (Technical Lead):
Building Development Facilitator (Organisational Lead):
Building Development Facilitators:
Building Development Facilitator (Plumbing & Drainage):
Building Development Facilitator (Safe Buildings):
Building Development Support Officers:
If you’re planning a new building or an alterations project, you may need a building consent.
The Council ensures that development of the District is within the Resource Management Act 1991 and the policies of the District Plan through regulatory consents.
A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a comprehensive report containing everything the Council knows about a particular property or section.
A PIM provides information about land and the requirements of other Acts that might be relevant to proposed building work. We will issue a PIM following an application by the owner.
The Rural Address Property Identification System (RAPID) System is a standard numbering system for rural properties. In order to supply a RAPID number Council needs accurate information to identify the property and its location.
If building works have been undertaken without first obtaining a building consent, you can apply for a Certificate of Acceptance (CoA).
Before you relocate a building, we need to inspect it to determine if it’s fit for moving.
If you’re planning to build a fence around a property or swimming pool in the Masterton District, there are a few things you need to know first.
Before installing a new or replacement woodburner, it is important to obtain a Building Consent first.