Porirua City Council declared a climate change emergency on 26 June, 2019, setting the scene for Council to take a greater emphasis on this issue.
Te Ao Hurihuri (ever changing world) will be developed in the coming weeks and months, with community engagement a vital part of the process - building on the good work already being done on the city's Growth Strategy and the District Plan.
See our press release from 27 June on Te Ao Hurihuri here.
For more information, or to get involved contact Stephanie Watkins: Stephanie.Watkins@poriruacity.govt.nz
What choices will see the biggest reduction in the Wellington region’s emissions? What do we need to do in order to meet emissions targets? The Wellington Region 2050 Emissions Calculator lets you model changes within the Greater Wellington Region in order to forecast our future emissions.
This tool puts you in charge of the Wellington Region by allowing you to adjust key levers relating to energy supply and demand, transport, land use and agriculture, and more. By adjusting these levers you can see what will offer the biggest emissions reductions for the Greater Wellington region and the individual council areas.
Check it out here and let us know what you think.
Porirua City Council is undertaking a full review of the District Plan. The District Plan tells us what we can and can’t do with our land. It makes rules about where we can subdivide, what activities we can do and where we can do them.
As part of this review, the government requires us to address a lot of things to keep our communities safe and to protect the local environment. We have engaged the Focus Resource Management Group to help us to understand the coastal hazard risk in Porirua.
Our coast differs across Porirua. To understand the specific coastal environment, community values and coastal hazards that affect particular areas we have held two rounds of community workshops.
In July 2019 we are running another round of workshops led by Jim Dahm of Focus Resource Management Group. We will present our draft coastal hazard maps to the community and hear feedback at this time, as well as present some potential options on how we might look to address these hazards in our District Plan (for more information see our coastal hazards webpage).
All are welcome to join in on the kōrero, with dates and locations as follows:
|Porirua CBD||Te Rauparaha Arena Meeting Room 1||Friday 26th July||2.00pm - 4.00pm|
|Titahi Bay||Titahi Bay Surf Club||Saturday 27 July||9.30 - 11.30am|
|Paremata, Golden Gate & Browns Bay||Paremata Boating Club||Saturday 27 July||12.30- 2.30pm|
|Pauatahanui||Pauatahanui School||Saturday 27 July||3.30 - 5.30pm|
|Pukerua Bay||St Marks Church||Sunday 28 July||10.30 - 12.30pm|
|Plimmerton & Karehana||Plimmerton Hall||Sunday 28 July||1.30 - 3.30pm|
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
This report was released in 2015 by AECOM for Greater Wellington Regional Council. Some key findings for the region, and for Porirua City specifically include:
Check out the full report Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington Region 2000-2015 (1.8 MB pdf, 55 pages).
Wellington Region Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2012
This inventory is an annual accounting of greenhouse gas emissions for the Wellington region as a whole, with a breakdown by district for the financial years 2000/01 to 2012/13. The districts include Wellington City, Porirua City, Kāpiti Coast District, Hutt City and Upper Hutt City, as well as aggregate results for South Wairarapa, Carterton and Masterton districts.
Emissions and removals are included for:
Check out the Wellington Region Greenhouse Gas Inventory (4.8MB pdf, 152 pages).
Released in April 2019 report on New Zealand's collective greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 - 2017. For more information, and summary and detailed reports on the findings visit the Ministry for the Environment website.