Operative District Plan 2004

Welcome to the online version of the Upper Hutt City District Plan. Upper Hutt City Council is required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991. 

On 6 October 2021 the National Planning Standards version of the Operative District Plan was released. This version implements National Planning Standards 1 to 13, and parts of standards 14 and 16. This version changes the layout, mapping and numbering and some terms used in the District Plan and includes consequential changes to the District Plan but does not change its meaning in any way. 

This single version of the District Plan has been created to enable easier navigation of the document, and is useful if seeking to search the whole Plan. To view this version of the District Plan please use the below link:

Operative District Plan (PDF, 11MB)

It is recommended that you contact the Council and ask to speak with a Consents Planner before submitting your resource consent application. If you have a planning query please contact Council on 04 527 2169 or by email at askus@uhcc.govt.nz or by visiting the Council at 838-842 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.

The previous version of the Operative District Plan can be accessed below.

Non-Planning Standards District Plan 2004(PDF, 16MB)

Planning Maps

Please note: You can view the online version of the National Planning Standards version of the planning maps in our Online Maps gallery

The PDF maps have been updated to give effect to the National Planning Standards, and are viewable in the below table. 

 Planning Maps

Our Planning maps display the District Plan zones and precincts, as well as designations and other features such as notable trees and urban tree groups.

 Urban Planning Maps(PDF, 697KB)
 Rural Planning Maps(PDF, 203KB)

 Southern Hills Maps

These maps display the southern hills overlay and protected ridgelines.


 Urban Southern Hills Maps(PDF, 28MB)
 Rural Southern Hills Maps(PDF, 7MB)

 Hazard Maps

The Hazard Maps display identified flood extents, erosion hazard areas, high voltage powerlines, and the fault band.  

 Urban Hazard Maps(PDF, 27MB)
 Rural Hazard Maps(PDF, 7MB)

The previous version of the Planning Maps can be viewed below: