Welcome to Porirua City Council
This website has information for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City about the services and facilities operated by Porirua City Council, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand. On 2 October 2015, Porirua marks the 50th Anniversary of the formal establishment of Porirua as a city. See our 50th Anniversary page for a list of the Porirua50 Award recipients. Contact us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.
Porirua Outdoor Recreation Park Consultation now open
A development plan has been prepared by Porirua City Council and Wellington City Council for the large grouping of reserves west of Porirua and Tawa (Spicer Forest, Spicer Botanical Park, Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve, Te Rahui o Rangituhi and Porirua Scenic Reserve). They are managed by WCC, PCC and DOC. Consultation on the draft plan is now under way with submissions closing on 21 October 2015. Go to our Porirua Outdoor Recreation Park consultation page for details of the plan, maps and submission forms.
Cheshire Street Playground upgrade
We are seeking ideas for the Cheshire Street Playground upgrade. Visit the playground or pick up a flyer to find out what's planned. Have your say by 27 October 2015.
Apply for funding for your next major event
Are you planning on holding a major event in Porirua before June 2016? You can now apply for funding assistance from Porirua City Council. Applications close at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 27 October 2015. Go to our Event Investment Programme page for details and the application form.
Applying for licence to extend trading hours during Rugby World Cup
Licensees of premises with an on-licence or club licence can apply for extended trading hours if you wish to show televised rugby world cup matches. You must notify the District Licensing Committee (Secretary) and Police at least 7 days prior to the game you wish to screen. Go to our Alcohol Licensing page for more information.
On 9 June 2015, the Local Government Commission announced it will not proceed with its draft proposal for a two-tier single council in the Wellington region. The Commission will instead work with councils and communities on other options to address the challenges faced by the region. For more information on the Commission’s decision and other regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform Information and Resources page.
Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings
Te Komiti - Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 8.30am
District Plan Committee - Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 9.30am
Hard copies are also available to view at our City Libraries, and at the Porirua City Council office, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua.
Attending our Meetings
Our Meetings page has information about attending our meetings.
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To view documents for other meetings, go to our Meeting Document Search System (opens separate window).
Other Links and Services
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Porirua City Council provides a free public Wi-Fi service in selected locations around the Porirua Central Business District. This service allows 100 MB per device per day, and users can connect as many times as they like, with as many devices as they like.
There is no time limit (first come, first served) as the total number of simultaneous users is restricted to ensure optimal service.
When you logon, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions first.