District Plan Review

Wellington’s Draft District Plan – the first fully revised  planning rulebook in more than 20 years - will be considered by the City Council’s Pūroro Āmua Planning and Environment Committee on 20 October for consultation, starting on 2 November.

The plan deals with the major planning issues facing the city and region in the next two to three decades – including population growth, housing affordability, protecting the City’s biodiversity, transport, climate change and natural hazards.

Next week’s committee agenda, including the Draft District Plan, can be viewed on the WCC website.


Get Involved

Consultation roadshow and launch event

If approved, the Draft District Plan consultation will happen alongside consultation for the Bike Network and Let's Get Wellington Moving's mass rapid transit options.

We will be visiting communities and seeking feedback. You can see the draft road show schedule here. The consultation will close on 14 December.


What is a District Plan

The District Plan is the 'rulebook' for land development in our city. It helps us manage development of the city by regulating the environmental effects created by new buildings and activities.

As a Council, we are required to have a District Plan under the The Resource Management Act 1991 to promote the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources in Wellington.



View the current Wellington City District Plan

Our District Plan helps us manage the development of the city. It contains rules that may affect you if you're making a development or land-use proposal.

The Plan was first made operative in 2000, in which there have been 83 subsequent Plan Changes. Completing a full review of the District Plan allows us to take an integrated, holistic approach to bring the plan up to date and align with the direction outlined in the Spatial Plan, and meet our statutory requirements (e.g. implementing the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020).


Learn about the Spatial Plan

View Our City Tomorrow: Draft Spatial Plan for Wellington City which provides a 'blueprint' that sets out a plan of action for where and how we should grow and develop over the next 30 years.

Review the Draft Spatial Plan and learn more

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