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Council wrap - 22 February


The first meeting of the full Porirua City Council was held this morning, Thursday 22 February. Here is a wrap of what was covered:

Before getting into the formal papers, Mayor Anita Baker noted the turnout of more than 30,000 people to the city’s free Waitangi Day event on 6 February.

First on the agenda Council approved Porirua City’s proposed three-phased approach to climate change adaptation. This follows on from Council’s commitment in its Climate Change Strategy/Rautaki o te Ao Hurihuri to prepare for and build resilience to climate change impacts.

Next, Council considered and agreed to changes to Resource Management Act delegations. This agreement gives Council’s Environmental Planning staff the ability to be involved in any appeals to the Proposed Porirua District Plan (PDP) and Plan Change 19, and support Council’s involvement in the process. The decisions on the PDP and Plan Change 19 were notified in December and the process has now moved into the appeals stage.

Finally, Council discussed the invitation they had received for a delegation to visit our Australian Sister City, Blacktown, to mark the 40-year anniversary of the relationship. It was agreed that it was appropriate for the Mayor and Ngāti Toa Kaumātua to travel to Blacktown in May, with an amendment passed that any councillors wanting to be part of the delegation would pay for their own travel.

There were no speakers in the public forum.

You can watch the livestream of the meeting here:

On the meetings page of our website you can also see what meetings are coming up, with agendas posted a few days before each meeting. The public is welcome to attend most meetings and they are also livestreamed.

22 Feb 2024