Priority Development Areas

Like many regions across Aotearoa, our region faces complex interrelated challenges around housing and urban development, transport, economic development, climate change, and resilience. Projects elevanted to Priority Development Area (PDA) status have the potential to unlock significant results at pace and scale in one or more key areas. By working together, we can achieve positive outcomes, faster, collectively shaping a better shared future for our region.

Trentham PDA

Trentham PDA Background This project aims to create a multi-storey housing development (850 dwellings) within Upper Hutt, on the site of the old read more

Ōtaki PDA

Ōtaki PDA Background The Ōtaki township has a rich cultural heritage and identity.  The township has been the focus of significant market led read more

Northern Growth Area PDA

Northern Growth Area PDA Background LocationThe Northern Growth Area (NGA) is 1,036 hectares of greenfield land identified as a future urban growth read more

Lower Hutt Central PDA

Lower Hutt Central PDA Background This PDA – the Central City Transformation Plan (CCTP) – is Lower Hutt Central’s Spatial Plan. It read more

Featherston Masterplan PDA

Featherston Masterplan PDA Background In 2020, Featherston’s population of 2,615 was projected to grow by 800 (and 428 households) by 2050. That read more

Upcoming projects

Food production strategy

Upper Hutt structure plan