The District Plan assists Council to carry out its functions under the Resource Management Act 1991, including:
The Porirua City District Plan became operative on 1 November 1999.
The Operative District Plan maps are also displayed here as map layers in the Council’s GIS system
District Plan sections. All files are in pdf format. Most are less than 100KB.
Updates to the District Plan are recorded in the Update Schedule.
Section 1 Ngāti Toa Claim Settlement was added on 21 January 2015.
Minor corrections have been made under delegated authority and incorporated into the Operative Plan.
Decisions on Plan Change 19
The Independent Hearings Panel has issued its recommendations on Plan Change 19 to the Operative District Plan. These were considered by the Council at its meeting on the 30th November 2023. The Councils decisions were publicly notified on 7 December 2023.
A copy of the Plimmerton Farm Zone chapter with the changes made through decisions on Plan Change 19 included as track-changes is available here. The decisions also amended the Operative District Plan maps, with the new Map A-FPZ-1 available here.
The changes made through Plan Change 19 will become operative on 20 December 2023.
July 2021 plan update
In line with the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020, we have removed minimum parking requirements from our Operative District Plan.
This update will help to enable urban growth and make better use of urban land. Developers may still choose to provide car parking in many areas, but the number of car parks will be driven by market demand. For further details, you can read the public notice about the removal of minimum car parking space requirements.
Recent plan changes
Council has processed 18 plan changes since the District Plan became operative on 1 November 1999, and notified Plan Change 19 on 11 August 2022 (for more information on this plan change visit our consultation webpage).
Our most recent plan changes are listed below:
Past plan changes are listed below. If you wish to receive a copy of these changes, please contact our Customer Services Centre on (04) 237 5089.
|Plan change #||Description||Operative Date|
|14||Aotea Block - Rezoning of Business Park Zoned Land to Suburban Zone||15 March 2011|
|13||Westside Industrial (Stage 3)||26 May 2011|
|12||Open Space Zone||1 March 2012|
|11||Minor Earthworks||1 July 2011|
|10||Suburban Zone, Residential Infill, Amenity Management and Miscellaneous Minor Amendments||1 July 2011|
|9||withdrawn||11 March 2008|
|8||Recreation and Open Space Zone||9 March 2010|
|7||Wind Farms||4 February 2013|
|6||Judgeford Hills Zone||5 December 2008|
|5||Aotea Mixed Use Policy Area and Suburban Shopping Centre Area||20 October 2004|
|4||Baxters Knob Commercial Recreational Policy Area||20 October 2004|
|3||Medium Density Residential Policy Area||20 October 2004|
|2||Business Park Zone||19 January 2005|
|1||Above Ground Network Utility Lines||18 October 2006|
Individual sections of the District Plan can be downloaded from the links above. Please note that the official version of the District Plan is the hard copy version. Legally correct, registered and updated copies of the District Plan are held at the Council administration building and Porirua City libraries.
Copies of the Porirua City District Plan are available for purchase at a cost of $250.00 (GST inclusive). Postage will be additional. We do not provide an updating service for these copies.