Documents & Publications

Annual Plan

The Annual Plan is a planning document outlining Ōtorohanga District Council's plans for the year from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

It outlines what Council intends to do, and the costs of doing this.

Annual Plans are created in consultation with the public in the years between the Long Term Plan, which is created every three years.

Annual Report

The Annual Report is a summary of the performance of the Council for the preceding year.


Current bylaws within the Ōtorohanga District

District Plan

The District Plan governs rules and standards to manage subdivision and land use activities within the district.


This page consolidates forms and applications found elsewhere on this website to make it easier for you to find what you need. Forms are organised by subject.

Gambling Venue Policy Review 2020

 This policy controls the establishment and location of gaming machine venues and the number of gaming machines that may be operated. 

Heritage New Zealand

Find out more about local heritage news and upcoming events in the Heritage New Zealand newsletter, Heritage Quarterly.

Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy

This policy will enable shops to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish to.

Long Term Plan

 Every 3 years, the Council creates a Long Term Plan (LTP) outlining the direction of the District over the next ten years.

Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications

This document sets out how to design and construct transportation, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and landscaping infrastructure in the district.

Roading Activity Management Plan

The roading activity management plan gathers together information on the assets for roading and identify any

roading  management issues.

Significance & Engagement Policy [PDF 368 KB]

A significance and engagement policy identifies how and when communities can expect to be engaged in, or specifically consulted on, decisions about issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities of Council.

Waste Management & Minimisation Plan

The purpose of this plan is to manage and minimise waste by recognising the need to focus efforts higher on reducing and recovering waste earlier it is life cycle, shifting focus away from treatment and disposal.