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Village Planning Programme - resources

This page gives access to Village Planning Programme resources for communities and councils keen to learn more about the award-winning programme. The programme is a partnership with our communities to improve and develop their neighbourhoods.

To find out more about the Village Planning Programme go to the home page



Village Planning Programme Core documents

The documents below outline clearly and in detail how and why Porirua City Council's Village Planning Programme works - and provides a "how to" guide for others wanting to replicate the process.

View the documents below to find out more:


Village Planning Evaluation

This guide has been designed to support communities involved in Porirua City Council’s Village Planning Programme to build evaluation into their village planning process. The guide aims to make evaluation a straightforward and useful process for villages. It briefly explains what evaluation is, how it can be of benefit and the relationship between village plans and evaluation. It provides information on when and how to undertake a village plan evaluation, suggestions of questions to include and how evaluation findings might be implemented and shared.

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Village Plans

All plans open as a separate PDF

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The Waitangirua Community Park story

Two DVDs have been made to tell the story behind the development of Waitangirua Community Park.

  • Te Wairua o Waitangirua tells the story of the huge public consultation that was involved in developing a design for the park.
  • The Waitangirua Community Park Journey (2011) takes up the story from that final design through to the grand opening of the park in late 2010.

Both DVDs are available. For a copy contact Communications Advisor Claire Giblin 237-1611 or email

To find out more about the development of the Waitangirua Community Park visit the Waitangirua Community Park page.

Liveable Communities - Villages DVD

At the 2010 International Liveable Communities Awards, the Village Planning Programme won first place in the Socio Economic section of the Environmentally Sustainable Project Award. Porirua City also topped the Community Sustainability criteria in the Whole of City award.

You can view two stunning DVDs created for the awards of the Village Planning Programme and the Whole of City on this YouTube link

To learn more about these awards and Porirua City Council's entries return to the Liveable Communities page.

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