Understanding the District Plan

A detailed guide to the Wellington City District Plan.

District Plan objectives

The key objectives of the District Plan are to:

  • generally contain development within the established edges of the city
  • maintain and enhance the quality and vitality of the central city
  • encourage more intensive development within existing residential areas
  • maintain a pleasant living environment in residential areas
  • encourage non-residential activities (such as schools and shops) that are easily accessible from residential areas
  • protect and enhance special character and heritage areas
  • improve the quality of multi-unit housing
  • improve the quality of subdivision design and development.

Guide to the District Plan

Entire document (790KB PDF)

1. Introduction

2. Zones

3. Specific issues

4. Glossary

Glossary of Terms (32KB PDF)