Maintaining Porirua's roads & footpaths

Find out how we maintain our roads, footpaths and streetlights, and tell us what needs fixing.

Resealing Porirua's roads

Porirua City maintains around 251 km of roading network through an annual resurfacing programme and on-going maintenance.

Take a look at this year's resealing programme


We do our best to keep potholes to a minimum on our roads, but they keep on coming, especially in rainy weather.

Click here for more info about how we manage potholes.

Maintaining and fixing our footpaths

Our programme of footpath repairs is focused on dealing with the most serious issues first.

The programme is based on a review of all city footpaths (carried out in 2020), which rated the faults found, plus ongoing inspection work by our maintenance contractor Downer, and through resident requests.

This work helps us target funding to the areas with the worst faults.

If you are concerned about a footpath fault, please let us know. (See Please Fix It below)

Cleaning Porirua's roads and drainage sumps

We run an annual programme of road sweeping and sump cleaning, which is based on a road's hierarchy (i.e. whether it is a major transport corridor or quiet side street).

Take a look at the city's road sweeping programme (PDF)

Take a look at the city's sump cleaning programme (PDF)

Maintaining Porirua's berms

A berm or verge is usually a grass area between the road and your property or business. In most parts of Porirua City, we encourage the property owner or resident to maintain the berm outside their property. Council does maintain some berm areas in the city, such as reserves, the city centre and playgrounds.

Find out more

Maintaining our streetlights

Whether its one street light or a whole row of them, we can help organise a repair.

Find out more

Please fix it

Help us keep our streets and roads safe. If you see a pothole, damage or hazards on a road, whether it is in your area or another part of the city, report it to us and we’ll take care of it. 

There are a number of ways to report something that needs fixing:

  • phone us on (04) 237 5089
  • fill in and submit the form below
  • use Antenno (a free mobile app you can use to tell us about something that needs fixing or report something directly to us. Once you've downloaded the app, just go to the new 'Your reports' menu, and add a report to tell us about it). Read more about Antenno

What is Porirua City’s roading network?

Our road network covers around 250 kilometres of sealed roads, nearly 30 bridges and footbridges, almost 400 kilometres of kerb and channel, about four kilometres of culverts, thousands of traffic signs, several sets of traffic signals and numerous car parking lots.

We monitor all construction and repair works on the city’s roads by other council's, utilities companies, contractors and the public. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) manages State Highway 1 running north-south through the middle of the city and State Highway 58, which runs east-west and connects State Highway 1 with the Hutt Valley.

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Find out more about improvements we're making to our Transport network