Modern infrastructure and quality broadband
This page provides an overview of Porirua City’s infrastructure and technology base.
Porirua City’s major facilities and infrastructure services are of a scale and standard normally found in larger metropolitan cities.
Porirua's modern roading and public transport infrastructure.
Roading and transport
Porirua City’s major facilities and infrastructure services are of a scale and standard normally found in larger metropolitan cities. The city is only 20 minutes drive from a market of over 470,000 people, the port of Wellington and an international airport.
The city’s position within the Wellington region and easy access to key transport routes and hubs offers businesses a distinct competitive advantage.
Porirua's commuter transport options
Porirua is well serviced with trains and buses to Wellington and along the Kapiti Coast – travel is made easy for local residents and commuters to Porirua.
Its proximity to Wellington on State Highway 1 means Porirua has specific roading needs that attract central government funding for improvements.
Broadband and digital technology
Hon John Key, Prime Minister, (centre), with the Mayor Jenny Brash (seated at right), Porirua City Council CEO Dr Roger Blakeley (standing at back), observe Catherine Mu demonstrate the use of a Digital Porirua computer, at the launch of the Digital Porirua Trust.
Porirua has well developed broadband networks and high speed local, regional and international connections.
Through the Porirua Digital Strategy, Porirua leads New Zealand in engaging all sectors of the community with the digital revolution. Technology centres are being established throughout the community, including a community web portal and ongoing ICT training and skills development for all levels of the community.
Links to more business information
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