Our strategic priorities

Porirua is already a great place to live, work and raise a family but we need to look to the future. We have identified four priorities that we think are key foundations for the city to succeed.

Children and young people at the centre of our city decisions

We have a diverse and youthful population with a quarter of our population under the age of 15. We need our young people to be equipped for the future. This means ensuring they are well educated, healthy, engaged in decisions affecting their future and are connected to their families, culture and community. We want to give our younger residents a greater say about what kind of city and community they want to live in.

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A healthy and protected harbour and catchment - Te Awarua-O-Porirua

We are working hard to make sure our harbour and its catchment are healthy and protected. As well as having a nationally significant wildlife area, our harbour has cultural, recreational and economic (transport) values. We promote the sustainable use, protection and restoration of our harbour and surrounding catchment, facilitate research, and promote education.

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A growing, prosperous and regionally connected city

We are a growing city at the heart of the Wellington region. Our central location brings regional and national advantages – this will be particularly true once the Transmission Gully Highway is built. Encouraging economic growth is particularly important.

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A great village and city experience

We are a city with a diverse range of villages, many great opportunities and a beautiful physical environment. We will play our part in shaping the future by providing efficient, accessible services. So whether you are setting up a business, choosing a library book or renovating your house, your business with us will be friendly, quick and affordable. When you turn on the tap, fresh clean water will flow. When you have a problem with our services you know where to turn.

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