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vision for the next 30 years is in place, as we plan and prepare for change in
our fast-growing city.
Growth Strategy 2048 was formally adopted by Council last night.
Mike Tana says this is an extremely exciting time for Porirua.
scale of change and growth we’re experiencing is greater than any we’ve seen
over the 50 years since Porirua became a city, so we need to be ready,” he
is so much happening in our city, with the new Transmission Gully Motorway, the
Government’s $1.5 billion investment in Eastern Porirua, the proposed Adventure
Park, Kenepuru Landing residential development and more.
want to help shape an aspirational Porirua where the diverse needs of our
community are met and our quality of living is high.
why we’ve developed this Growth Strategy – with your help.”
The strategy is a guiding framework for the city, to
shape and influence ‘why’
and ‘where’ the city will physically develop over the next 30 years and beyond.
It sits alongside the District Plan which will create rules for ‘how’ we change
and ‘what’ this looks like.
Nic Etheridge, General Manager, Policy, Planning &
Regulatory Services, says the strategy was developed with extensive community
“We talked with a wide variety of Porirua people, and
we thank everyone who joined in these conversations and helped us understand
what you’d like to see for
yourself, whānau, friends and visitors over the next 30 years. “
were a total of 132 formal submissions and 43 submitters spoke to Council at
hearings in February.
heard the views of a range of people, including developers, students, large
landowners, and individuals,” Ms Etheridge says.
were happy to get wide support for the six principles that are the basis of the
six principles are:
· Tahi: a diverse and inclusive city
· Rua: a harbour-centred city
· Toru: a compact and liveable city
· Wha: a connected and active city
· Rima: a city of opportunities and prosperity
· Ono: a resilient city.
“The strategy builds on the 2008 Porirua Development Framework, is aspirational, and reflects where we are today. Planning from here will build on the ideas shared in order to ensure smart planning is undertaken for our future.”
is now underway on an implementation plan, to put the strategy into action.
You can check out the growth strategy at poriruacity.govt.nz/growthstrategy
21 Mar 2019