The 1 November announcement of the intention to invest $1.5 billion over 25 years to rejuvenate eastern Porirua and provide warm, dry, healthy homes for Porirua families is exciting news for Porirua and new affordable, market and KiwiBuild houses.
The government will work alongside the community, Porirua City Council and iwi Ngāti Toa Rangitira, to make eastern Porirua a better place to live, work and raise a family by:
It is very early days in what will be a 25-year project, with most details are still to be worked out. All those who call eastern Porirua home – residents, businesses and community organisations – will have a role to play in helping plan eastern Porirua’s future.
Housing New Zealand will continue to manage all of their tenancies in eastern and western Porirua and continue to support Housing New Zealand tenants.
The project will be run on the ground by HLC, a subsidiary company of Housing New Zealand. HLC will provide information over the coming months on how to have your say and get involved.
To find out more, visit the Porirua Development web page – www.poriruadevelopment.co.nz or drop in to HLC’s temporary home at Cannons Creek Shopping Centre car park to learn more.