Hui tahi tātou o Porirua - what to expect next

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A huge thanks to all those people who came along to Hui tahi tātou o Porirua or gave their feedback online for both the Spatial Plan and the Transport business case.

The response was overwhelming. Here are a few key numbers we thought you would be interested in:

  • 5,427 people came along to the event
  • Our tree collected over 2,500 leaves all representing someone’s feedback
  • 42 talanoa sessions. We are finishing pulling together all these notes and there is nearly 20,000 lines of feedback!
  • And, we are currently adding in our online feedback to the above.


So what’s next?

There is four key pieces of work the Te Rā Nui team will be doing:

Collating all the feedback. Some of this feedback can be directly used by the Te Rā Nui team for the spatial plan, the transport business case and other programmes; some of this feedback is beyond Kāinga Ora or the Te Rā Nui team’s ability to help. It is still important so we will ensure this is passed onto the correct agencies such as Porirua City Council, MSD, Te Whatu Ora etc.

Engagement report: this will outline the recent engagement, Hui tahi tātou o Porirua, and will produce some high level themes about what we have heard through your feedback. We expect this work to take around two-months and we will then share it with the community.

Spatial Plan: this will take a little more time to work through. The team will look at all the feedback in context of the current spatial plan. Depending on if there are any big differences from what we heard in 2019, will determine how long this takes, but the expectation is to have the revised spatial plan by the end of the year.

Transport Business Case: This is a multi-agency piece of work. The organisations involved are Kāinga Ora, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Porirua City Council, Ngāti Toa, and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

A business case is where we build the story about why we need to do this work, for example the improvements could increase safety, and make connecting between bus, bike, and train easier; which your feedback will help inform. A budget is also prepared, to outline the costs to deliver this work.

Given there will be a significant level of investment, there is a rigorous process this business case needs to go through, including signoff from multiple agencies, and we may need to come back to you the community for further discussion and input.

It is not until we have some of these key approvals can share the final preferred programme with the community, along with the respective individual projects and milestones.

If have any questions on the above feel free to pop in and see Lenah at the Porirua Development Info Hub, Tuesday – Friday 9:30am-2:00pm.

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