US Marines Hall, 20 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay

Hearing - update:

A Hearing Panel of independent commissioners heard this application on Thursday, 10 December and Friday, 11 December 2020.

The hearing was adjourned on Friday, 11 December 2020 and the Hearing Panel issued Minute 3 with further directions.

On Friday, 29 January 2021 the Hearing Panel issued Minute 4 closing the hearing and confirming they are now in receipt all the information required in order to make their decision.

The Hearing Panel's final decision was released on 22 February 2021. You can read the decision here.

Hearing Chairperson:

Mark St Clair, Director, Hill Young Cooper Ltd

Hearing Commissioner:

David McMahon, Director, Resource Management Group Ltd (RMG)

The Hearing Panel has issued Minute 1 directing how and when evidence should be filed in preparation for a hearing on 10 December 2020.

Expert Evidence and Expert Conferencing

The Hearing Panel has issued Minute 2 directing parties to advise whether they are calling expert evidence and directions for expert conferencing to occur.

Applicant's Reply

Proposed conditions in response to Minute 3

Agreed set of proposed conditions

Section 42A Report from Porirua City Council as the consent authority

Applicant's Evidence

Submitters' evidence

Further information from applicant

Resource consent application

Resource Management Act 1991

Notification of Application for a Resource Consent under Section 95A(3)(a)

Name of applicant: Porirua City Council – City Growth and Partnership

Council reference: RC8033 - LU0160/19

The applicant proposes: To demolish the US Marines Hall at 20 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay

The application requires land use consent for the following reasons: Demolition of a Group B building listed in Appendix 10.2 is a restricted discretionary activity under Rule 6.1.7 of the District Plan.

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.  The application may be inspected at the Porirua City Council, Administration Building, Customer Service Centre (ground floor), Cobham Court, Porirua, between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm.

Please contact Derek Vos on 04 237 3822 or call the Council’s enquiry line on 04 237 5089 if you have any questions about this application. The original submission period has been extended for an additional 20 days, therefore submissions close on and must be received no later than 5pm Monday 18 May 2020.

Application documents

Who can make a submission?

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that—

(a)      adversely affects the environment; and

(b)      does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

How you can have your say:

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm Monday 18 May 2020.

You may make a written or electronic submission.  The submission must be on Form 13.  Copies of this form are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre  or here: Resource consent submission form – Form 13.

Email submissions can be sent to  Please include “Submission on RC8033 - LU0160/19– demolish the US Marines Hall at 20 Whitehouse Road” in the subject line.

If you don’t have access to a computer, you can pick up a submission form at our front counter at 16 Cobham Court or ask at any of our city libraries. You can fill the form out and submit it at the same place.

You can view all publicly notified application documents at our Customer Services Centre for 20 days from the public notification publication date to the submission closing date, and at our Public consultation portal.

Lodge your submission within 20 working days of the notification date for the resource consent.

  • Bring the original signed version of your submission and any supporting documents to: 
    Porirua City Customer Services Centre
    16 Cobham Court
  • Or send your application by post or courier to: 
    PO Box 50218
    Porirua 5240

A copy of your submission must also be served as soon as reasonably practicable on the applicant, whose address for service is:

Porirua City Council - City Growth and Partnerships
C/- Incite
PO Box 2058
Wellington 6140

Attention: Lindsay Daysh,

Please include your name and contact details and let us know if you would like to attend a hearing to speak in support of your submission.

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm Monday 18 May 2020.

Your privacy

All information provided as part of the submissions process will be publicly available. You can request that certain details are withheld for privacy reasons.