Housing & construction

If you’re involved in housing and construction in any capacity – make a beeline for Porirua. We have a huge amount of development underway – and business is booming.

Kenepuru Landing

Carrus Developments is the company behind much of the residential construction in Porirua. Together with Ngāti Toa, the local development powerhouse is developing more than 600 houses over a 50 ha site in Kenepuru. The development will provide affordable housing in the form of medium-density and standalone homes. It’s a local affair with Elsdon-based Grove Homes selected as one of the preferred builders for the project.

Aotea, Porirua

If Carrus Developments sounds familiar, it is because they are the firm behind the development of Aotea, Porirua. Back in 2004, Porirua City was looking to establish more housing for its growing population. We selected Carrus Developments for the challenge. Aotea is now one of the most popular suburbs in Porirua with more than 1000 homes – many in the high-end of the market, as well as playgrounds, parks, and enviable community facilities. 


“I’d like to think we have transformed residential housing in Porirua and have been an important contributor to the city’s income, and job creation.” – Paul Adams, Chief Executive, Carrus Developments. 


Silverwood, Whitby

Another of our new urban developments has already sold out. Subdivisions in Silverwood, Whitby have been scooped up by keen Porirua residents and building is now underway. Check out progress

Boutique Post Office Hotel

Porirua is the site of a unique new boutique hotel development, with The Wellington Company’s conversion of the former New Zealand Post building into The Post Hotel, a sign of the Company's confidence in the exciting growth underway in the city. Read about the project

The Post Hotel

Research Report

Download the Research Report - Porirua City Housing Needs Assessment and the Implications for Eastern Porirua

This report has been prepared for Porirua City Council to assist them with their understanding of the level of housing need within Porirua City with an emphasis on Eastern Porirua and how the relative level of need compares with the wider Wellington metropolitan area2 .  This report should not be used for any other purpose or by any other party.