This section looks at how Transmission Gully and its Porirua link roads will change the way people get around the city and the region and the potential impact it will have on where people want to live and do business in the city.
At the same time, the proposed revocation of parts of State Highways 1 and 58 through our city back to local roads will impact on businesses and residents close to them.
We need to approach transport and land use planning in an integrated way. As part of this, we need to plan for well-connected communities and improved transport options that support public transport, biking and walking.
The opening of Transmission Gully in 2020 is likely to change where some businesses want to locate and where our residents want to live. It is important that our zoning reflects these anticipated changes to market demand. At the same time, the proposed revocation of parts of State Highways 1 and 58 back to local roads through our city will present opportunities to reimagine how these transport corridors best serve Porirua’s needs, while considering the impact on local communities.
We are proposing to:
Porirua was established during the heyday of private vehicle use and the local neighbourhood and transport network has been built to support that style of moving. We are focusing on a more balanced transport network using a range of travel modes that best serve the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.
We are proposing changes that include:
We want Porirua to grow and be a regionally connected city; where neighbourhoods are well linked to each other, the central city and to local transport networks.
It’s important our District Plan encourages the integration of transport and land use planning wherever possible by: