Porirua Development

In November 2018 the Government announced its plans to invest $1.5 billion over 25 years to provide warm, dry, healthy homes for Porirua families.

The Porirua Development is a partnership between the Crown, Porirua City Council, iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the community. At the time of the 1 November 2018 announcement, the Crown’s interests were represented by HLC, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand. From 1 October 2019, HLC, Housing NZ and KiwiBuild will all come under the umbrella of a new Crown entity, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.  

The eastern Porirua development will see the Government invest in 2000 state houses (replaced or refurbished) and deliver 2000 affordable and market homes. The project includes redesigning neighbourhoods, revitalising local centres, upgrading parks and providing warm, dry, healthy homes for Porirua families. The project has a budget of $1.5 billion over 25 years. 

The government will work alongside Porirua City Council, iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the community to make eastern Porirua a better place to live, work and raise a family by:

  • replacing older state homes that are past their best with warm, dry modern homes that are better suited to tenants’ needs 
  • building new affordable, market and KiwiBuild houses
  • improving neighbourhood design, including upgrading parks and streets, to make it easier to get around eastern Porirua, and do business 
  • providing the community an opportunity to think about their future education needs and
  • creating jobs for locals. 

It is very early days in what will be a 25-year project, with most details still to be worked out. All those who call eastern Porirua home – residents, businesses and community organisations – will have a role to play in helping plan eastern Porirua’s future.

Nominations for the board

Nominations have closed for Te Pae whakahou Hapori (I Porirua ki Rawhiti) – Eastern Porirua Regeneration Advisory Board (Te Pae/the Board). 

Streamlined planning process

The proposed streamlined planning process (SPP) will give eastern Porirua residents the opportunity to consider the future of their community as a whole, rather than in a piecemeal fashion that would occur under a series of individual resource consents.

The area that is being considered for a separate plan change using the streamlined planning process has not yet been finalised however a indicative spatial boundary is shown here.

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