Major Government investment in water and sewerage infrastructure for eastern Porirua
The Porirua Development is more than just upgrading and creating news homes in eastern Porirua; it’s about ensuring the infrastructure and community amenities can support future generations.
On Tuesday 13 July at Te Awarua-o-te-Porirua Harbour, as part of the Government’s commitment to the Porirua Development, Minister Woods, alongside strategic partner’s Ngāti Toa and Porirua City Council announced the Government will be allocating $136 million of the Housing Acceleration Fund to the Porirua Development. This funding will enable the construction of a new reservoir, wetland, and a new 3km sewage pipe through Bothamley Park.
“Following community engagement in 2019, one of the biggest issues facing eastern Porirua residents was poor infrastructure leading to flooding and leakages” says Will Pennington, Porirua Development Project Director. “The announcement today is one step towards protecting not only the local environment and waterways but also enabling new homes to be built in eastern Porirua”.