Porirua City Centre Revitalisation

A vibrant city centre is key to encouraging economic development and growth for Porirua City.

The aim of the project is to create a vibrant and active city centre that is attractive to residents, businesses and visitors.

This is an integrated project focussing not only on the physical works and improvements, but also the social use of the space, activation and events to increase visitors, attracting new business to the city centre as well as new residents.
Porirua City Council is investing more than $21 million over 10 years for this project. 

The Cobham Court area is currently the main focus for city centre revitalisation.  A new public space, kiosk and toilets were completed in early 2016.

Concept designs for the next stages of improvements have been developed. Implementation of these works is expected during 2017 and 2018.


The focus for the next stage of works is on a new children’s play area, a wet area and open space, development of Ferry Place and 8 Cobham Court, to provide an enhanced pedestrian connection to the streamside and the railway station.

The public space improvements will promote revitalisation by improving access to and through the centre and by increasing the range of activities and attracting more people to the city centre. 

To achieve our aim of revitalising the city centre, strong partnerships need to be created between the Council, local businesses, investors and the community.

Green Space

The Council has created a new public space in Cobham Court on the site of the former I-Site building at 8 Cobham Court. The new space provides a widened paved access way to Lyttelton Ave and a large grassed area for recreation and events, with space space for food trucks, and outdoor movies.

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