Proposed District Plan

The District Plan enables economic and residential growth while protecting the things that make Porirua special.

View the Proposed Porirua District Plan

The District Plan is the rulebook for how land can be used. It applies to every property in the city, and provides the blueprint for how Porirua will grow. It also sets out how we will look after the things in our city that we value.

The Proposed District Plan - Decisions Version 2023 (PDP) was notified on 7 December 2023 (use Google Chrome for best results).

View the Proposed District Plan - Decisions Version 2023

View the Proposed District Plan - Decisions 2023 public notice

Proposed District Plan Decisions

The Independent Hearings Panel has issued its decisions on the Proposed District Plan and recommendations on Variation 1 to the Proposed District Plan and Plan Change 19 to the Operative District Plan (Variation 1 and PC19 are the Council’s Intensification Planning Instrument).

These were considered by the Council at its meeting on the 30th November 2023 where it agreed with all recommendations.

You can view these here:

  • Reports from the Independent Hearings Panel
  • Clause 16(2) memorandum

Click here to see the Key to understanding Hearings Panel reports

Reports from the Independent Hearings Panel, click here to see all the documents Click here to see corrections to submission tables Click here to see the clause 16 (2) Memo

Appeals

We understand that Resource Management Act processes can be a little daunting, so a 'Friend of Submitters' is available to assist in understanding the appeal process.

Emily Bayliss is a qualified planner who is fully independent and has had no involvement in developing the Proposed District Plan. A brief introduction from Emily is available here.

To contact Emily for assistance please email [email protected] or phone 021 0843 5559

More information is also available here


The Proposed District Plan is a complex document and we would welcome the opportunity to help you understand it. If you would like to talk to a member of our friendly planning team please email or call us on: [email protected] or call 04 237 5089.