Takapuwahia Village Planning
This page describes Village Planning Programme work carried out in Takapuwahia prior to 2011. This programme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and the community of Takapuwahia to develop and improve their village.
To learn more about the Village Planning Programme view the home page.
You can also find out about Takapuwahia's village plan and find Takapuwahia village planning contacts on the main Takapuwahia Village Planning
Takapuwahia Village Plan projects completed before 2011
The following projects were identified as part of Takapuwahia's Village Plan and have now been completed.
Te Hiko Street improvements
Te Hiko Street - the main entrance into Takapuwahia - has undergone a major revamp.
The photographs below illustrate very clearly what a difference the work has made. The first shot was taken just as work began in October 2009 and the photograph underneath was taken in January 2010 shortly after the work was completed.
The photograph above shows Te Hiko Street before the project began.
The photograph above shows the revamped Te Hiko Street when the project was completed.
EDS Downers carried out the work, which began in late September 2009 and was completed in late January 2010.
Remodeling a road
The revamp included:
- New coloured brick footpath, with patterned sections based on traditional tukutuku panelling designs,
- A new sealed road surface,
- New kerb and channelling along the length of the street,
- Some landscaping,
- The creation of a 10 extra carparks on road reserve land at the start of Tangare Drive, to take overflow parking for Marae events,
- An upgrade of street lighting and some landscaping. In a separate project: two unfinished cul-de-sacs at the end of Nohorua Street (top end) and Te Arawi Street (northern end) may be completed and discussions with the community are ongoing. Residents living adjacent to the areas under review will need to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Council before work can commence.
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This photograph shows a view of Te Hiko Street intersection with Titahi Bay Road.
Pedestrian and traffic safety improvements
The community of Takapuwahia was keen to see improvements to the safety of the intersection of the busy Titahi Bay Road and Te Hiko Street, leading into the village. The work, completed in mid 2009, has included the installation of traffic lights and the construction of grass verges to ensure safe vehicle movement from the intersection and safe pedestrian crossing of the roads. Back to top
The creation of a Waka Shelter
The Waka Shelter was completed in July 2008. View images and story. Back to top
Construction of a stormwater main
A new water main has been constructed in Te Hiko Street with outlet into Porirua Harbour. This work was completed in April 2008.Back to top
Foreshore Development – Wineera Drive to Onepoto
Shared parthway proposal
The Onepoto to Wi Neera Drive shared pathway has been assessed, with consultants taking a look at the possibility of shifting lighting and altering road widths to accommodate a pathway along the coastal side of Titahi Bay Road. The report will be considered by Council and the Takapuwahia community before any final design is developed. Funding is included in the Long Term Council Community Plan for this work in the 2013/14 financial year. Back to top