We’re not starting from scratch.
In October, November and December 2018, we worked with stakeholders, community members and partners to test the spatial framework and principles in this draft strategy. We built on the feedback we’d already had through the Long-term Plan, District Plan “Make your Mark” processes, informal feedback, as well as through our Village Planning programmes. We wanted to test if we actually understood your messages, and that’s what we’ve based these draft principles on. At the end of the day, you’ll be the judge of that and we are looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
You can read our draft Growth Strategy.
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How you can give feedback
Growth Strategy 2048
Porirua City Council
PO Box 50218
Porirua City 5240
|20 December 2018||Submissions open|
|8 February 2019||Submissions close|
|21 February 2019||Submitters present to council|
|21 February 2019||Council deliberates and changes are agreed|
|20 March 2019||Growth Strategy adopted|
We want to change the way we meet with you, to provide more accessible and meaningful ways to chat with our community. We will be running “drop in sessions” at Pataka Museum + Art. This is your chance to ask any questions about the Growth Strategy and raise any concerns. We will be on hand to help you make your submission there and then, if you wish. We’ve made these sessions at different days and times, in the hopes that one of them will suit you.Our team will be stationed in the spine at Pātaka so drop in and see us! Come along for a chat on these dates and times:
|Wednesday 23 January||3pm to 5pm|
|Thursday 31 January||5.30pm to 7.30pm|
|Saturday 2 February||10.30am to 12.30pm|
If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email the Growth Strategy team at email@example.com and they’ll get back to you.
Why do we need a Growth Strategy?
Porirua City is changing quickly and we want to make sure we’re able to influence how it changes and grows so that it’s an even better place to live, work and raise a family in the future.
With the opening of the new Transmission Gully Motorway and link roads, there will be changes to how locals and visitors move around our city, and the opportunities they have to do business. We’re also expecting our population to grow and that people will be looking for a range of affordable housing options. We have to decide where and how the city can grow while also making sure it's liveable and attractive.
Four Phases of Growth
Our most recent framework for city development was adopted in 2008 and a lot has happened since then, so it’s time to take another look at how we will change and where we will grow, to make sure the city benefits as much as possible from all that’s happening here.
Porirua has evolved through four phases of growth.
In looking forward and planning the kind of city we want to have in the future, it's been important for us to look back and see how Porirua developed in the first place.
Phase 1: Coastal Communities - The first settlements were Papakainga, Pa and whaling settlements such as Takapuwahia, Hongoeka, Pāuatahanui and Mana Island, that relied on water-based transport.
Phase 2: Railway Settlements - Settlements such as Plimmerton, Mana and Pukerua Bay grew up along the Wellington to Manawatu railway line.
Phase 3: Ministry of Works Building - Areas such as Titahi Bay, Earlsdon and Eastern Porirua grew up as a result of city centre reclamation, state housing development, and large-scale land shaping and road building.
Phase 4: Traditional Suburb Development - Areas like Whitby, Papakowai, Camborne and Aotea sprung up through private, low density garden-suburb development.
Our City is now entering a new fifth phase:
More housing choices with greater density - We need to regenerate older areas of Porirua, such as Eastern Porirua and the City Centre, while increasing density in more recently developed parts of the city, such as Keneperu Landing.
Your role in helping to shape our city
You have already played an important role in helping to shape our Growth Strategy. Through the Long Term Plan and District Plan processes you told us what your priorities are for our future, and they have helped to shape the key themes that will shape our strategy.
Protect the harbour
Make it easier to bike and walk
Children and young people matter
Diverse and unique communities
Affordable housing choices
We want to grow