District Plan

The District Plan directs how we change, develop and use our environment, as well as how we protect and safeguard it for future generations.

Operative District Plan 

The Porirua City District Plan became operative in 1999. It sets the framework for land-use planning, and contains the current provisions and rules that manage Porirua's resources and environment.


Reviewing our District Plan

We’re updating our District Plan to ensure it enables economic and residential growth while protecting the things that make Porirua special. In September 2019 we will be consulting on our full draft digital District Plan. This draft has no legal effect. 


Responding to growth

The Council is seeking approval from the Minister for the Environment to run a streamlined planning process (SPP) for two major developments in the city - the Porirua Development in eastern Porirua, and Plimmerton Farm between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay.