Aotea rangatahi youth space

Aotea rangatahi youth space

A new space for our teenagers

In Porirua our rangatahi are an important part of our community. They are the future of our city and we think it's vital they feel both valued and engaged. We are therefore looking at an exciting new development, the Aotea Youth Space, at the corner of Aotea Drive and Queen Charlotte Drive,  to provide a dedicated area for teenagers to play in and have fun. Once completed this space will be the first of its kind in Porirua, a place designed by rangatahi, for rangatahi.

This new park is funded through development contributions Council receives as a result of subdivision work in Aotea, to develop new reserves where houses are being built.  We also identified there was a gap in our play space network for rangatahi so we are using this opportunity to complete that network.

We want to make sure this space is something that our young people want to use, that it looks and feels right and caters to their needs. We are therefore asking for you to tell us what the space should include. Council will be holding consultation sessions with our rangatahi, with the first one taking place at the Aotea College Library on 11 September between 4pm and 5pm. The session will include us walking up to the proposed space to help envisage what it will look like. People living in Aotea will also be involved in the consultation process.

Contact Details

Any teenagers who want to be a part of the consultation group should contact Rachel Scott at Partners Porirua on 022 385 0090, or by emailing

If you have any questions or queries about the proposed new space then please Contact Project manager, Parks Rebecca Wills on 04 237 5089 or by emailing