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Northern Growth Area

We are proposing to rezone land near Pukerua Bay for urban development to meet Council’s obligations to enable increased housing supply and intensification in accordance with the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act.

This will be publicly notified by August 2022, and you will be able to make a submission and speak to your submission at a hearing.

The proposal, which includes a structure plan, will enable an integrated and holistic approach to be taken towards the management of environmental effects and the provision of infrastructure.

Zoning changes proposed

Currently, under the Proposed District Plan the site is zoned Future Urban Zone and Rural Lifestyle Zone. The Future Urban Zone applies to land that Council has identified as being suitable for future residential use through the Porirua Growth Strategy 2048.

The Proposed District Plan sets out a framework for Future Urban Zoned land to be rezoned to urban zones through a variation or change to the plan.

The proposal will seek to rezone the majority of the site to Medium Density Residential Zone along with a Local Centre Zone and areas of Open Space Zone. Some areas have been deemed unsuitable for residential development and will remain as Rural Lifestyle Zone.

The current zoning in the Proposed District Plan is as follows:

Existing zoning of NGA.PNG

Draft Structure Plan

The Proposed District Plan requires a structure plan be prepared to inform the rezoning of a Future Urban Zoned area.

Structure plans address matters including: how the development fits with the landscape, ecological areas for protection, managing stormwater runoff, identifying transport routes and determining appropriate zoning.

A Draft Structure Plan has been prepared to inform the proposal and to demonstrate how development of the site may occur.

Information Boards have been prepared to further explain the proposal (a high-resolution version is available here). Technical reports are currently being developed to support the rezoning, and these will provide extensive detail on the matters covered in these information boards.

Draft Structure Plan - NGA.PNG

Click here for a high resolution version: Draft Structure Plan

Have your say

We are interested in your initial feedback on the Draft Structure Plan. Feel free to provide your feedback to the Environment & City Planning team on: or 04 237 5089.