A growing, prosperous city

We want to develop a robust, well-connected and sustainable economy in Porirua City

We are a growing city at the heart of the Wellington region. We provide a range of business and employment opportunities, attract new residents and visitors to the city, and contribute to an economically strong and prosperous region


  • promote and support economic growth.
  • lead regional thinking and connectedness.
  • are open for business.
  • are digitally connected.
  • provide critical infrastructure to support economic development.

Performance indicators

The performance indicators for this priority are:

  • improved rate of growth of Porirua Gross Domestic Product.
  • improve rate of growth of employment in Porirua.

Related pages

City planning & reporting

Pakihi | Business

Research reports on housing

These reports were commissioned to look at housing needs and affordability in Porirua.

Research report: Housing demand affordability and need in Porirua City 2023 update

Housing demand, affordability and need in Porirua City – 2020 Update
Download the Research Report - Porirua City Housing Needs Assessment and the Implications for Eastern Porirua