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.

News - District Plan consultation underway

Proposed District Plan

We’re updating our District Plan to ensure it enables growth while protecting the things that make Porirua special.


Responding to growth

There are two major developments in the planning stages to respond to growth in Porirua. Council is working in partnership with Kāinga Ora and Ngāti Toa on the Porirua Development in Eastern Porirua. Plimmerton Farm is a Council initiated proposed plan change to rezone the 384 hectare Plimmerton Farm site.