District Plan Consultation - submission due 14 December 2021

The draft District Plan is now available for your views and comments. 

Feeding in from the Spatial Plan and another key step in the Planning for Growth programme, the draft District Plan deals with the major planning and environmental issues facing the region and is a one in twenty-year opportunity for you to have your say about how and where the local centre of Tawa can and will develop and grow over the next thirty years.

Wellington City Council have produced an online interactive plan, which comes in two parts:


Tawa Business Group met on Monday 29 November to establish what this means for the Tawa BID area and will be producing a submission on behalf of the group.  We will be focusing on four key areas:

  • Parking
  • Flooding
  • Design specifications
  • Implementation and phasing of new buildings


The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 14 December.  You are encouraged to make your own submission using the steps below but we would also encourage you to include us in that submission so we can ensure that our report covers all our members’ views.  Part of our submission will include a request to provide further information at an engagement forum to be held in late February/early March.  We will be holding two workshops: one for business owners and one for landlords, which will allow us to capture additional views and feedback on the draft District Plan.

  • Tuesday 15 February - focus group for property owners
  • Thursday 17 February - focus group for business owners


How to make a submission

There are a couple of different ways you can provide feedback on the Draft District Plan.

  • You can make a submission directly through the Draft District Plan. This is a great way to provide feedback on specific provisions within the Plan and makes it easy for us to understand your feedback.
  • A fast way to provide broader-level feedback is through the information sheets found on this page under the Draft District Plan snapshots. Scan the QR code or follow the URL link on each information sheet to access a short questionnaire related to the topic.
  • If you prefer to provide feedback through email or on paper, fill out our PDF feedback form.