Story: Sewage, water and waste

District planning map

This 1963 district planning map of Whanganui shows the city colour-coded into distinct zones for various uses. The Town and Country Planning Act 1953 zoned areas for specific land uses – such as industrial or residential. Part of the reasoning was to separate noisy, smelly or smoky industries from residential areas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl832.4199eac/1963/Acc.9798

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How to cite this page:

Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Air pollution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/24469/district-planning-map (accessed 14 July 2020)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010