Proposed District Plan change 83: Kiwi Point Quarry

Changes to Plan:

Volume I
Volume III Maps


Mitch Lewandowski
Phone: 04 803 8113

District Plan Change 83 proposes to rezone the area of land to the south of Kiwi Point Quarry in Ngauranga Gorge, to allow for the south face of the quarry to be developed under the new zoning and enable the quarry activity to be expanded.


A Hearing Panel has been appointed and have issued the following minutes:

The hearing was  scheduled for the 17 and 18 of September (with the 19 September as a 'reserve day'). It has been postponed to allow more time for submissions (see Minute 3 for more information). We will notify submitters when we know the new hearing date. 

Changes proposed

The proposal seeks to:

  • Rezone an area on the southern side of the quarry site from Open Space B to Business 2
  • Introduce a new objective that recognises the importance of quarrying aggregates at Kiwi Point Quarry to provide for the future growth and development of the city.
  • Introduce a new controlled activity rule that applies to the rezoned southern face expansion area. The Council’s control is maintained over buffer areas from residential sites, cut face rehabilitation, ecological mitigation, and screening.
  • Introduce a range of standards relating to the quarrying of the expanded site, and make changes to a range of explanatory text and a number of consequential changes including changes to Planning Maps 22 and 23.


On 13 April 2018 Wellington City Council notified District Plan Change 83, in which 35 total submissions were received, 2 of which were late submissions. A summary of decisions requested (summary of submissions) was prepared, and the opportunity to make further submissions was notified on 11 June and closed on 25 June 2018. Only 1 further submission was received.

Further submissions

Original submissions

Original documents

Section 32 Report Consideration of alternatives, benefits and costs

To receive a copy of any of the above documents, please email

The process for undertaking a Plan Change is determined by the Resource Management Act 1991.

Proposal timeline

  • September – October 2017: Consultation regarding the four options for proposed Kiwi Point Quarry expansion.
  • February 2018: Feedback from consultation summarised and included in report that went to the Council’s City Strategy Committee.
  • 13 April 2018: The Council publicly notified Proposed District Plan Change 83 (Kiwi Point Quarry).
  • 13 April – 14 May 2018: Submission period for Proposed District Plan Change 83 (Kiwi Point Quarry) open.
  • 11 June - 25 June 2018: Opportunity to make a further submission supporting or opposing the submissions already made (for people who meet the criteria under Clause 8 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act, 1991)

Next steps

  • Late 2018: Oral submissions will be held if anyone has requested to present their submission in person.
  • Late 2018: The Council will give its decision on the proposed Plan Change, including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions.
  • After the Council decision: Anyone who has made a submission on the proposed Plan Change can appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

More information

Mitch Lewandowski, Principal Advisor Planning
Phone: 021 227 8133