The Porirua Development is more than just upgrading and creating news homes in eastern Porirua; it’s about ensuring the infrastructure and community amenities can support future generations.
As part of the Government’s commitment to the Porirua Development, Minister Woods, alongside strategic partner’s Ngāti Toa and Porirua City Council announced the Government will be allocating $136 million of the Housing Acceleration Fund to the Porirua Development. This funding will enable the construction of a new water tank (reservoir), wetland, and a new sewage pipe through Bothamley Park.
“Following community engagement in 2019, one of the biggest issues facing eastern Porirua residents was poor infrastructure leading to flooding and leakages” says Will Pennington, Porirua Development Project Director. “The announcement today is one step towards protecting the local environment and waterways but also enabling new homes to be built in eastern Porirua”.
The investment in this crucial infrastructure will improve the resilience and capacity of the water supply network to eastern Porirua and prevent flooding through the creation of a wetland in Cannons Creek.
We’ll be starting community engagement shortly on these key pieces of work to improve outcomes for Porirua. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.
This funding announcement is the first of many instalments of funding to come. Further decisions on funding priorities for eastern Porirua will follow business case work by Kāinga Ora this year.
To read the full media statement from Minister Woods click here.
Minister Woods also announced our new construction and infrastructure partner Te Aranga Alliance. They will be helping Kāinga Ora by upgrading key pieces of infrastructure and prepare land for new homes.
To learn more about Te Aranga click here.