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How to use the Online District Plan

The Matamata-Piako District Plan is in a online format that allows greater interactivity between the users and the Plan. Council has produced this Plan in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), whereas other Council’s have provided their plans in pdf format.


This guide is designed to help you navigate through the Matamata-Piako District Plan.



Table of contents panel

The table of contents panel allows you to access any page in the District Plan. Simply expand each section to view the content within each section and sub-section.

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District Plan sections and pages

The District Plan has been designed to provide the user with as much information as possible. When you select a section in the table of contents panel, the content panel will display the content of the selected section as well as the content of any sub-sections of the selected section.



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Our new District Plan viewer allows you to create personalised bookmarks of sections that you select. Simply click on the red bookmark icon to save a section to your bookmarks menu. Bookmarks are only stored for the duration of your browsing session.


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District Plan Maps

The District Plan maps are now being provided online through the GIS (Geospatial Information System) and as high resolution downloadable PDF documents.


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Structure Plan, Development Concept Plans and Matamata Airport Protection Plans

The Development Concept and Matamata Airport Protection Plans are only available as high resolution PDF documents. You can access these documents under their respective subsection of the Planning Maps section in Part C of the District Plan.


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