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 & responding to growth 

We have been working with the community to review our District Plan. There are also two major development projects in our City, Plimmerton Farm and the eastern Porirua Development. 

These proposed plan changes, although separate from the District Plan review,  will closely align with the District Plan review. Engagement with the community on these projects will also be more targeted and focused than the city-wide approach to District Plan engagement.

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. We are currently seeking community feedback on our full draft 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.