Great news Porirua – thanks to everyone’s efforts, we will be moving back to Alert Level 1 from midnight 21 September 2020. That means from Tuesday morning it's business as usual here at Porirua City Council.
The Government is encouraging people to continue using the Covid tracer app, and of course to keep up good hygiene practices and stay home if sick.
Porirua Council facilities and services are open at Level 2, but in a safe and limited way,
You'll find a range of information below to help answer your questions about everything from how this is affecting the city's parks and recycling collection, to how we are managing rates and access to Whenua Tapu cemetery.
Building inspections will continue provided a Covid-19 control plan is in place on site.
The Streetworks team will continue their usual services.
Please check the website for further details
Parking enforcement will operate as usual, with officers maintaining 1-metre spacing.
Playgrounds are open. Please follow Government guidelines and stay 2 metres away from anyone not in your household.
All public toilets are open and being cleaned as usual.
The Covid19 pandemic is changing the world as we know it. The actual impacts are unknowable. What we do know is that our essential city services need to continue and that’s what rates pay for. The Government has provided a significant injection to salaries and wages to enable essential household bills to be paid.
Water and waste water services, roading, our parks, our cemetery and crematorium, our planning services and most importantly our emergency services (we used to call it civil defence) are all essential.
Council staff in non-essential services who do not fit into the vulnerable categories described by the Prime Minister will be redeployed to help in those essential services or into our emergency works especially welfare for people in our community. So our staff will continue to keep the city running no matter what.
If individual ratepayers are experiencing hardship we will consider payment options on a case by case basis. The Council still needs money to pay for critical services. Defaulting will make our recovery slower, painful and more expensive. As long as you agree a payment plan with us then no late penalties will apply.
If you are in genuine hardship then please contact us through email@example.com and someone will be in touch to help you with a payment plan.
Please continue to use Council rubbish bags, which you can still purchase at supermarkets and dairies. Your rubbish will only be collected if it is in an official Council bag.
For rubbish and recycling collection in your area, click here
Site visits will continue for monitoring and compliance provided a Covid-19 control plan is in place on site.
All skate parks in Porirua are open.
Tennis, netball and any other fenced courts are open, but please observe social distancing of 2 metres from people not in your bubble.
Splash pad at Aotea Lagoon is open
Parks, reserves and walking tracks are open. Please follow Government guidelines and stay 2 metres away from anyone not in your household.