Plan Change 42 – Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents

The Hearing was officially closed on 17 November 2017.

Minute 4 from the commissioner can be found below.

An addendum to Council’s Right of Reply to Minute 3, was issued on 1 November 2017.

Minute 3 of the Commissioner was released on 26 October 2017.

Council’s Right of Reply was released on 20 October 2017. 

A hearing for Plan Change 42 was held  27 – 29 September 2017

In accordance with Section 42A of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Upper Hutt City Council makes available the Officer’s Report of Proposed Plan Change 42, prior to its hearing to be held on 27 September 2017.

The report, and all associated documentation is available below. The report seeks to inform the Hearings Commissioner of the Plan Change process thus far, provides an assessment and decision on submissions received, and proposes consequential changes to previously notified provisions.

Any further questions on this or the hearing should be directed to or telephone (04) 527 2169.

Further submissions closed on 8 June 2017 at 5pm

Further submissions can be read by clicking on the links in the table below.

The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Wellington Regional Policy Statement requires that councils addresses the risks associated with natural hazards. Plan Change 42 addresses the risk from flooding within the Mangaroa River and Pinehaven Stream catchments for the 1:100 year flood event.

The current District Plan objectives, policies and rules do not recognise the identified Flood Hazard Extent and associated risk to development for either the Mangaroa River or the Pinehaven Stream. Consequently, further development undertaken in accordance with the existing District Plan provisions within either of these Flood Hazard Extents could unacceptably increase the risk to people and property from flooding.

The plan change identifies a range of risks associated with flood events in both the Pinehaven Stream and Mangaroa River catchments. The proposed provisions seek to avoid development in the high hazard areas and avoid and mitigate the risk from flooding in the lower hazard areas.

Contact details: Email us at or telephone (04) 527 2169.

Links to more information are provided in the Resources and Links section.

Council has received requests by the public for additional information regarding technical information which informed proposed Mangaroa River flood extent. This flood extend was derived from 2015 Mangaroa Hydraulic Modelling Report, which can be found here: Mangaroa River Flood Hazard Assessment

All PDF links on this page open in a new window. Please click the titles to open the documents.

 Stage  Status  Documents
Notification Documents:

Amendments to District Plan Chapters:

Submission Documents:


Further Submissions

 Pre Hearing  

The Hearing for Plan Change 42 was scheduled for 27-29 September 2017

Council Officer’s s42A Hearing Report and associated appendices:

s42A Hearing Report

Pre- Hearing Meeting Notes UHCC PC42 18 September 2017


Submitter statements

Hearing Schedule  27-29 September (Updated)

Expert Evidence

Legal Advice

Hearing statements

Hearing Site Visits

Hearing Attendance record 27-29 September 2017

Commissioner Minute 2

Post Hearing

Council’s Right of Reply 20 October 2017 [PDF 2MB]

Michael Law Supplementary Evidence October 2017

Kyle Christensen Supplementary Evidence October 2017

Commissioner Minute 3 October 2017

Minute 3 – Officer Right of Reply [Addendum] [PDF 126KB]

Minute 4 – To formally signal the close of the hearing [PDF 354KB]


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Last updated on 23 Jan 2018