Plimmerton Village Planning

This page describes the on-going Village Planning Programme work in Plimmerton. The programme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and the community of Plimmerton to develop and improve their village.

To learn more about the Village Planning Programme, visit the home page.

To learn more about Plimmerton go to the community website www.plimmerton.nz

On this page you will find:


Plimmerton Village Planning - Latest news

 

Plimmerton Village Planning update

The community is working on the following village planning projects:

  •  Taupo Crescent community space 
  •  Commemorative area at Victory Park (by Plimmerton Pavilion) $15,000


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Plimmerton Heritage Trail launched

Plimmerton’s history has been captured in a trail that takes you on a tour of 35 historic sites.

The community poured around 500 volunteer hours into researching and developing the trail and the Council provided the funding to design, construct and install the heritage signs, plus upgrade the Plimmerton community website to handle the heritage information.

The trail was formally opened in late September 2016.

Find out more on the Plimmerton community website

 

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Plimmerton looks ahead with new 2016 village plan

Plimmerton has updated its 2013 village plan with a new version published in April 2016.

The new plan looks back at what has been achieved and looks ahead to what else can be done to improve the village. It is based on wide-spread public consultation.

Plimmerton was the first community to develop a village plan in 2004 that set a vision for how to improve the village. Many of those projects were completed and the plan was updated with a new action plan in 2013.

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Blessing for new Plimmerton entry sign and bridge balustrade artwork

A new handcrafted balustrade for Plimmerton's Steyne Avenue bridge and an entry way stonewall featuring the traditional Maori names of key local landmarks were blessed and unveiled at a dawn ceremony in March 2015 - as pictured below.

The image below shows Hongoeka's Kahu Ropata leading the dawn blessing and unveiling of the Plimmerton naming wall and bridge balustrade.

This image shows Hongoeka's Kahu Ropata leading the dawn blessing and unveiling of the Plimmerton naming wall and bridge balustrade naming key coastal landmarks.

The image below shows the bridge balustrade shortly after the dawn blessing and unveiling

The image below shows the bridge balustrade shortly after the dawn blessing and unveiling.

The image below shows the new Plimmerton entrance-way wall and name plates lit at night

The image below shows the new Plimmerton entrance-way wall and name plates lit at night.

Design a team effort

The new balustrade and stonewall were designed by Landscape Architect Linda Kerkmeester in consultation with the Plimmerton Residents Association and Ngati Toa (Hongoeka).

The balustrade features a series of steel waves with the traditional Maori names of landmarks around the coast between Titahi Bay and Plimmerton cut into them - as well as reed inspired railings that reflect the nearby Taupo Swamp. The reed theme has been used on railings and signs throughout the village.

The 4m long stonewall is crafted in the shape of a wave and features the names Taupō and Plimmerton.

Speaking after the unveiling, Hongoeka's Kahu Ropata said naming the landmarks ensured the indigeneity of the names was preserved and shared with the wider community.

"It's a beautiful statement of our moving forward and it is significant in terms of the our bi-cultural narrative."

Traditional Maori landmarks named

The landmarks named are:

  • Tawhiti Kuri - Landmark of the southern boundary towards Titahi Bay,
  • Taupō - Named after the Pa and the name for the larger Plimmerton area,
  • Motuhara - The name of the biggest land block,
  • Hongoeka - The bay, marae, community, settlement,
  • Te Rewarewa - A significant landmark,
  • Haukōpua - Landmark of the northern boundary towards Pukerua Bay

This image below shows the detail cut into the waves that make up the balustrade and the reed inspired railings that reflect the nearby Taupo Swamp.

This image below shows the bridge balustrade before it was upgraded.

This image shows the Steyne Ave bridge before the balustrade was upgraded.

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New Plimmerton beach signs tidy public messages

The Plimmerton community were keen to tidy up the many signs that dotted beach entrances and have worked with Council and a designer to develop one sign to say it all.

Seven of the signs are now in place at beach entrances. (January 2014)

The signs feature a reed design along the top to reflect the nearby Taupo Swamp.

The picture below shows the sign at the end of Karehana Beach.

This photograph shows a view of the sign at Karehana Beach.

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Plimmerton Village Planning contacts and meetings

For Plimmerton village planning contacts please go to the main Village Planning contacts page

To find out about meeting dates for Plimmerton Residents Association please go to the PCC Events Calendar

To learn more about Plimmerton go to the community website http://www.plimmerton.org.nz/

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