We notified Variation 1 and Plan Change 19 on 11 August 2022 to meet Council’s obligations to enable housing intensification under the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act. (see official public notice).
Hearings on the PDP commenced in late September 2021.
Our planning team have been considering all submissions received in advance of each hearing stream, and producing officers' reports with recommendations regarding the submission points made and decisions sought.
Hearings are being conducted by an independent panel of qualified commissioners, who will consider all submissions and officers' recommendations.
2015 - consultation was carried out on a number of chapters that make up the District Plan; however only some topics were covered. This was a foundation for the full District Plan Review.
2017 - the ‘Make your Mark’ campaign was developed to give a unique and engaging front to the District Plan. This included visual aids to show ways the city could grow. We attended a number of community events and asked children and young people to doodle on images of the city to get their views. See the 2017 Engagement Report.
2018 - a Draft District Plan consisting of objectives and policies was released for community feedback. We ran a series of community workshops during this period in conjunction with the Growth Strategy. See the 2018 Engagement Report.
2019 - we released a full draft District Plan for community feedback. We wanted to check in with the community to ensure we have 'hit the mark' before formal public notification of the Proposed District Plan. See the 2019 Engagement Report.
We set up several focus groups to get targetted feedback on various topics:
District Plan reference group - made up of members of the Porirua community to give feedback on resource management issues, brainstorm options to address these issues, and gain a valuable community perspective.
Youth ‘Go Deep’ group - made up of rangatahi from Porirua aged between 17 and 24 who have an active interest in the future development of the city. This group helped us understand ways in which the District Plan can enable youth to prosper in Porirua. Their feedback is summarised here.
Developers ‘Go Deep’ group - made up of small to large scale developers active in the Porirua area, and land development consultants. They gave feedback issues from their professional perspective, and discussed possible options to address these issues.