Urban Development Strategy established


This strategy put forward the idea of encouraging residential growth around key suburban centres and public transport networks, so as to keep the city compact and sustainable.

Wellington Urban Growth Plan adopted

June 2015

Tawa identified as suitable for a medium-density residential housing area.

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Transport and Urban Development Committee meeting

March 2016

TUD Committee directed the preparation of a draft Plan Change for Tawa.

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Report back to Transport and Urban Development Committee

December 2016

We will report back to the TUD Committee and it is likely that the committee will vote on whether to notify a District Plan Change for Tawa.

Formal notification of District Plan Change to introduce Medium-Density Residential Areas in Tawa


If the TUD Committee votes in favor, a District Plan Change for Tawa will be formally notified.

Public hearing on District Plan Change

2017 - 2018

You will have a chance to speak to your submission in front of a District Plan hearing panel.

Recommendation made by hearing panel and decision made by Council


A final decision will be made on whether to formally introduce a Medium Density Residential Area in Tawa and make the District Plan operative.