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 Te Manawa, our new name for Cobham Court, gifted to us by Ngāti Toa Rangatira, widened paved access way to Lyttelton 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.



City centre playground

Check out our vibrant city centre

Porirua’s city centre has taken another step in its transformation into a vibrant commercial and social hub.

25 Jan 2019
Elyjana Roach, who spoke at the Summit, was also one of the facilitators.

Porirua City Centre summit a success

The Summit brought together stakeholders to share ideas, look at opportunities and determine priorities for shaping the city’s future.

10 May 2018
A concept drawing for 7 Serlby Place.

Business is booming in Porirua

There’s been a surge of business activity in Porirua City in recent months and it’s picking up pace.

26 Apr 2018