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Proposed Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm

Porirua City Council has prepared Proposed Plan Change 18: Plimmerton Farm to the Porirua City District Plan (Plan Change 18). 

Plan Change 18 seeks to rezone the property known as Plimmerton Farm (Lot 2 DP 489799) from Rural Zone to a new Plimmerton Farm Zone. The new zone is intended to provide for urban development including housing, a retirement village, a commercial area, water sensitive design to protect sensitive receiving waters and protection and augmentation of Significant Natural Areas, including wetlands that form part of the Taupō Swamp Complex. Specific changes are also proposed to City-wide provisions of the District Plan to apply to the proposed Plimmerton Farm Zone.

Viewing the proposed plan change

You may view or download Plan Change 18 at the links below. You may also view a hard copy at the following places:

  • Porirua City Council, Administration Building, Cobham Court, Porirua City
  • Porirua Library, corner Norrie and Parumoana Streets, Porirua
  • All suburban libraries in Porirua City.

Have your say

Plan Change 18 was publicly notified on 20 May 2020

Any person may make a submission on Plan Change 18.  However, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of Plan Change 18 that:

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

The Council may also make a submission on Plan Change 18.

 You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Porirua City Council using any one of the following options:

  • Email:; or
  • Post: Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm, Environment and City Planning, Porirua City Council, PO Box 50-218, PORIRUA CITY; or
  • Delivery: Ground Floor, Council Administration Building, Cobham Court, Porirua City, marked “Attention: Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm, Environment and City Planning”.

Submissions must be written on, or in accordance with, the submission form prescribed by the Resource Management Act 1991 (Form 5), and state whether or not you wish to be heard in support of your submission.  

The submission form is available here or from Porirua City Council at any of the places Plan Change 18 can be viewed.

Submissions must be received by 5pm, Thursday 2 July 2020.

Streamlined Planning Process

Proposed Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm is proceeding through a Streamlined Planning Process. The process is set out in the Minister for the Environment’s Direction for the Streamlined Planning Process, which was gazetted on 6 May 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Andrew Cumming on (04) 237 3868 or at

Key Steps, Dates and Documents

Step 1: Direction for the Streamlined Planning Process

Gazette notice published 6 May 2020

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, or call 04 237 5089.

Information about the lead up to Proposed Plan Change 18 Plimmerton Farm is available here