Proposed District Plan Appeals

Decisions on submissions to the Proposed District Plan were publicly notified on 7 December 2023.

Appeals must be made within a period of 30 working days of service of the notice of decision of the Council.  These appeals were made to the Environment Court.

Following the close of the appeal period, there is a 15 day period within which other parties can join an appeal proceeding. This is restricted to those who made a submission on the subject matter of the appeal or who have an interest greater than the general public.

The Environment Court has extended the time period for parties to join an appeal until 5pm on 25 March. The Environment Court Minute can be viewed here.

Appeal notices

A list of the appeals received and their notices from the Environment Court can be found here

Appeal process

More information on the appeal process can be found on the Environment Court website at This includes details of who can appeal, when and how to file an appeal, and the filing fee for appeals.

Please remember, Council is a party to the proceedings and not running the appeal process. Any questions or correspondence on process matters around appeals should be directed to the Environment Court.

Information for appeals

If you are considering lodging an appeal the following links will be useful:

Click here for PDP submissions database

Serving copy of appeal on Porirua City Council

Please use the following address when serving a copy of your appeal on Porirua City Council.

[email protected]

A contact list of the contact details of other submitters can be found here [updated 15 February 2024]

The contents of their submissions can be viewed on the Council’s portal here

Friend of Submitters

We understand that RMA 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