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. Council is required to respond to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development to enable medium density housing in appropriate locations within walkable catchments of rapid transit stations.
Central Government is working alongside Porirua City Council, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the community to make eastern Porirua a better place to live, work and raise families. The project is being managed by the Porirua Development team, which is part of Kāinga Ora.
Changes to the district plan needed to support the project are being advanced as part of the Proposed District Plan.
Council used a streamlined planning process (SPP) for Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm to rezone 384 ha to provide for more capacity for housing while protecting environmental values.
Kāinga Ora is considering whether to use new urban development powers in the Northern Growth Area. It has selected this area for assessment as a potential Specified Development Project.