Developing Te Manawa

Te Manawa, our city centre, plays an important role as our city grows.

A new look

In 2012, our community asked that we help make our city centre a place they can be proud of – that will provide a better business environment and will make visitors feel welcome. 

To make this happen we’re in the process of a 10-year, $21 million city centre revitalisation that will make Te Manawa a great place to gather, work or live. 

We’re changing the look and feel of the city centre with the new public space in Cobham Court, widened paved accessway to Lyttelton Ave, a large grassed area for recreation and events, and spaces for food trucks and outdoor movies.

Improved pedestrian access

We’re reshaping Te Manawa to make it even easier to walk or cycle between the places – increasing pedestrian access for businesses.

Check out some of what we've done so far.

City Centre, footpaths.

Get on board

Each week more businesses make the move to Porirua. We have space available for a range of different business types, considerable pedestrian flow, ease of access, and a resilient workforce.

You are much less likely to be impacted adversely by natural disasters here than in other nearby business hubs. 


We love new business in Porirua City and have dedicated teams to help set you up with the resources you need and the people you need to know. Visit the Business Information and Support Hub.

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