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
- 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.