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Pinehaven Stream

Pinehaven Stream

Updated 6 July 2020 10:26am

The Pinehaven Stream is jointly administered by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Upper Hutt City Council. Greater Wellington manages the reach from the Whitemans Road Culvert to the Pinehaven Reserve and Upper Hutt manages the reaches upstream from the reserve. Maintenance activities include removing obstacles from the channel (such as trees). Erosion repair is the responsibility of the landowner, although we are happy to provide advice on request.

Pinehaven Stream Flood Improvement Works

The Pinehaven Stream Flood Improvement Works, part of the Floodplain Management Plan, are starting soon. On behalf of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Upper Hutt City Council, Wellington Water (WWL) is managing the delivery of this project. Find out about updates on the design and subsequent construction on WWL’s page.

These works require both resource consent from Greater Wellington Regional Council and a Notice of Requirement from Upper Hutt City Council before works can commence.

Approvals Required

As the works are in and adjacent to the bed of the Pinehaven Stream, and involve the diversion of water and potential discharge of sediment to the stream, these matters are regulated by the Regional Council, resource consent is required in accordance with sections 9, 13, 14 and 15 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). To view a copy of the resource consent application lodged by Wellington Water to Greater Wellington Regional Council refer to our webpage here:

To designate land for a particular purpose, in this case for undertaking these stream works, Wellington Water are required to apply to Upper Hutt City Council (as the relevant territorial authority) for a Notice of Requirement in accordance with section 168 of the RMA. For information on Wellington Water’s application for a Notice of Requirement to UHCC, please see here:


The Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan 

The Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan was adopted by Council on 29 June 2016. You can download a copy of the plan below or alternatively summary posters prepared for consultation about the plan.

Proposed Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan Vol 1

Proposed Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan Vol 2

Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan Summary posters

One of the outcomes of the plan was to include the flood hazard maps in the Upper Hutt District Plan.

Plan Change 42 (Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents) to the Upper Hutt City Council District Plan became operative on 12 September 2019. This followed resolution or withdrawal of all appeals to the Plan Change. For further information refer to UHCC PC 42.

The Pinehaven Flood Hazard

The map below shows the Pinehaven Stream catchment. To find out  more detailed information of flood hazards, find the sheet number near the area you are interested in on the map below and download the corresponding number from the menu on the right of this page.