Responding to growth

Porirua needs more homes. We are proposing to use the Streamlined Planning Process in two areas: Plimmerton Farm and the Porirua Development regeneration project in the East to meet housing demand and improve social and economic outcomes.

Population projections used to develop the Porirua Growth Strategy 2048 show that we will not have enough housing for our growing city within 3 years. The proposed streamlined planning process (SPP) would allow to use a customised planning process to address this projected shortfall and improve social and economic outcomes for our community as well as managing environmental effects. 

Although separate from the District Plan review, these plan changes will closely align with the District Plan reivew. For more information about the District Plan review please visit out draft District Plan page


What is the streamlined planning process?

The proposed streamlined planning process (SPP) would allow us to use a customised planning process to address this projected shortfall and improve social and economic outcomes for our community as well as managing environmental effects.


Porirua Development

The government is working alongside Porirua City Council, iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the community to make eastern Porirua a better place to live, work and raise a family. The project is being run on the ground by the Porirua Development team, which will be part of Kāinga Ora from 1 October 2019. 


Plimmerton Farm

Plimmerton Farm is a Council initiated proposed plan change to rezone the 384 hectare Plimmerton Farm site. The proposed rezoning would enable the land to be developed for residential and employment purposes as indicated in the Porirua Growth Strategy