Council formally adopted our Recovery Plan as a "living document" on 24 September 2020. The idea around a living document is that it gives us the agility to respond to emerging issues as they arise and report back to decision makers and the community regularly. You can read about all our initiatives in the sections below.
While we were working on the plan, we saw the re-emergence of community transmission in other parts of the country which resulted in us moving up alert levels. This was a timely reminder that COVID-19 is an ongoing public health challenge, and that the full social and economic challenges are still not fully understood.
What we’ve learnt so far is a starting point. With Ngāti Toa, the Council will continue to work alongside communities, be agile in our approach, and respond to emerging issues in partnership with the community.
Thank you for everyone who took the time to give us their feedback and is working with us on our ongoing recovery initiatives. If you have any ideas about what recovery for our city looks like, or feedback on our initiatives below, email our team at email@example.com for a chat.
This report contains the evidence base (data and information) that informs and supports the Porirua City COVID19 Recovery Plan which contains business and community initiatives to help address the impacts of COVID-19. Porirua Council has worked in partnership with Ngāti Toa and stakeholders to develop this evidence base, drawing on qualitative and quantitative data sources and feedback from engagement with the community and local businesses to better understand the impacts of COVID-19.
Download the document here
So far, we’ve had input from over 30 different community groups and more than 500 responses to our community survey. Clear and consistent themes have emerged regarding Council’s role in recovery, and what the priorities should be for community organisations.
Feedback from the community has called for Council to:
In terms of the social impacts of the pandemic, the community has expressed particular concern about four issues:
Thank you for everyone who took the time to give us their feedback and is working with us on our ongoing recovery initiatives. If you have any ideas about what recovery for our city looks like, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have learnt a lot about our city’s vulnerabilities over the last few months as we’ve moved through alert levels and we want to ensure we are well placed to enable safe, healthy, resilient communities and a thriving economy. While Government has provided financial and social safety nets, a lot of these will be temporary, so it’s critical that local support initiatives are put in place and existing ones strengthened.
These will be updated regularly - the next update will be available in November 2021.