Developing our City Centre

Every great business evolves over time to ensure its continuing success. Porirua City is doing the same.

A new look

We’re in the process of a 10-year, $21 million city centre revitalisation that will improve the way business is run in our city and is good for our community. We’re changing the look and feel of the city centre with a new public space in Cobham Court, widened paved access way to Lyttleton Ave, large grassed area for recreation and events, space for food trucks, new Saturday morning markets, and outdoor movies. 

Check out the progress: Public spaces

Improved pedestrian access

Porirua is well known for its fantastic retail offerings right in the city centre. We’re re-shaping the city centre to make it even easier for visitors to the city to walk between the spaces – increasing pedestrian access for businesses.

Artist's impression of city centre improvement

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’re far less likely to be impacted adversely by natural disasters here than in other nearby business hubs). We’re keen supporters of 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. 

Latest city centre news

Once a month we inform all our businesses about what’s happening on their patch. We showcase events and feature retailers and business initiatives. Happy reading.



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Residential apartments coming to Porirua City Centre

Construction has started on the first residential development in Porirua’s city centre.

24 Jan 2018
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City centre going from strength to strength

The next stage of our city centre revitalisation is about to get underway with two key projects.

14 Dec 2017
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Fresh new Farmers Market for Porirua

Get your taste buds ready for a fresh new Farmers Market coming to Porirua.

26 Sep 2017