Petone 2040

Consultation is now open on Council’s Draft 10 Year Plan - Have your say on the way ahead  for three key Petone assets.

Petone is a unique fusion of heritage buildings, character housing, cafes and restaurants, specialist retail, large format shopping and industry, through to coastal environments.

It's an important gateway to Hutt City and a crucial transport link to other parts of the city. Its residents and business people hold a diverse range of views and aspirations. The area is experiencing growth; Petone makes a significant contribution to the city’s economy and holds great potential.

Petone 2040 is a planning framework to guide development and supporting infrastructure, and implementation timeframes.

It's the result of extensive discussion and consultation, involving:

  • Petone residents
  • Petone businesses
  • iwi
  • local organisations and clubs
  • government agencies (i.e. NZTA).

  • Adopt the spatial plan for Petone and Moera within Council's District Plan.
  • Update Petone’s vision and partner this with design guides and master plans.
  • Base future policy, planning and vision on urban structure and neighbourhood character.
  • Undertake further masterplanning at three 'gateway' locations and The Esplanade.
  • Develop a public realm strategy that coordinates public and private development.
  • Adopt the spatial plan's nine principles as a common foundation for the public realm strategy and future planning.
  • Redefine the medium density residential overlay to align with existing traditional housing characteristics and to better control new development in those areas.
  • Enable targeted intensification at six locations.
  • Further develop and implement the spatial plan's 15 project initiatives beginning with the streetscape upgrade to Jackson Street heritage precinct.

Petone 2040 is a long-term strategy. Projects will progress depending on things like the availability of funding and their priority, which will be determined by the Petone 2040 Group and Hutt City Council.