What Council Is Doing
Council is able to control the effects of new developments through provisions in its District Plan. Zones set environmental standards, which reflect the desired values and environmental outcomes for within that zone. Performance standards also control potential nuisance effects of activities, and conditions may be imposed on resource consent applications to control these nuisances.
In 2015/16 38% of consents had conditions imposed to prevent incompatible activities. In 2016/17, 61% of resource consent applications were approved with conditions on noise, dust, vibration, glare and rehabilitation. This figure was 57% in 2017/18. Conditions of resource consent are not likely to prevent effects of loud music in residential areas. This issue is addressed through the excessive noise provisions under the Resource Management Act 1991.
What You Can Do To Help
- Consider the effects of your activities
- Let us know if you are being affected by noise, odour, dust, etc
- Control noise
Also see our amenity indicator information
How are we Doing?
Anticipated Environmental Results
|A reduction in the number of complaints from the public concerning the adverse effects of activities|
|The establishment of industry within zones and the allowance on a case by case basis of extractive industries with minimal industrial development out of zone|
|Significant natural and physical resources will not be unreasonably compromised by the introduction of new incompatible activities in the vicinity|
|Reduced incidence of nuisance affecting residential, business and recreational areas|
|Longer term improvements in environmental health and safety due to reduced rural nuisance and improved management of agricultural spray usage and application|
Click here to learn more about District Plan Effectiveness and read the full report on Incompatible Activities
For More Information
Matamata-Piako District Council
PO Box 266, Te Aroha 3342
Phone: 07 884 0060
Fax: 07 884 8865