Te Rā Nui, Eastern Porirua Development

In November 2018 the Government announced its plans to invest in providing warm, dry, healthy homes for Porirua families.

Te Rā Nui, Eastern Porirua Development* is a partnership between the Crown, Kāinga Ora, Porirua City Council, iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the community.

Te Rā Nui will help to enable an additional 2,000 new homes and 2,000 existing homes upgraded (replaced or refurbished). The project includes redesigning neighbourhoods, revitalising local centres, upgrading parks and providing warm, dry, healthy homes for Porirua families.

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
  • refurbishing and retrofitting some existing state houses
  • building quality public, market and affordable homes
  • upgrading or constructing new three water infrastructure to support the development in eastern Porirua.
  • 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. 

All those who call eastern Porirua home – residents, businesses and community organisations – have a role to play in helping plan eastern Porirua’s future.

*At the time of the 1 November 2018 announcement, the Crown’s interests were represented by HLC, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand, which became a new Crown entity, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities from 1 October 2019.  Te Rā Nui – Eastern Porirua Development was previously referred to as Porirua Development/Regeneration Project before being gifted the name Te Rā Nui by Ngāti Toa Rangatira.  

Planning process for eastern Porirua

Changes to the planning rules and framework to support the wider regeneration work in eastern Porirua are going through Porirua City Council’s city-wide District Plan Review process. You can read more about this process here

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