Our Strategic Priorities

This section outlines our Strategic Priorities for Porirua City.  These priorities were approved in the Long-term Plan 2015-25.

Our four strategic priorities are:

Strategic Priority 1.

Strategic Priority 2.

Strategic Priority 3.

Strategic Priority 4.

You can view and print a one page snapshot of our Strategic Priorities (pdf).

The results we are seeking are listed below.

Children and young people at the centre of city decisions

Children and young people who will:

  • be high achievers in education in Porirua at all levels
  • have stronger health outcomes
  • be engaged and active in leading city decisions
  • be informed and responsive
  • be strongly connected to their culture, families and community

The Council will support these outcomes through investment in sound infrastructure for future generations.

The performance indicators for this priority are:

  • Increase children and young peoples' satisfaction with living in Porirua
  • Monitor the wellbeing of children and young people in the areas of education, health, employment, engagement and recreation.

Go to our Children and Young People page for more information.

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A healthy and protected harbour and catchment

A harbour that is the centre-piece of the community culturally, recreationally and environmentally, and is:

  • a clean and natural habitat
  • a safe and beautiful recreational environment
  • supported by a robust ecological restoration programme
  • treasured by the community, businesses and visitors
  • supported by infrastructure that minimises adverse impacts to the harbour and catchment

The performance indicators for this priority are:

  • Reduce sedimentation rate as measured by bathymetric survey every 5 years
  • Improve cockle numbers in the Pauatahanui Inlet

Go to our Porirua Harbour and Catchment News page for more information.

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A growing, prosperous and regionally connected city

A growing city at the centre of the Wellington region that:

  • promotes and supports economic growth
  • leads regional thinking and connectedness
  • is open for business
  • is digitally connected
  • provides critical infrastructure to support economic development

The performance indicators for this priority are:

  • Improve rate of growth of Porirua Gross Domestic Product
  • Improve rate of growth of Porirua employment

Go to our Growing Prosperous City page for more information.

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A great village and city experience

A city that provides a wide range of recreational, social and cultural opportunities for all ages through:

  • services that are prompt, efficient and respond to community interests
  • activities that bring the community and businesses together to celebrate the city's diversity
  • residents having a say on the look and feel of their village
  • sound and resilient infrastructure that supports the city's aspirations

The performance indicators for this priority are:

  • Maintain community satisfaction with levels of service across all groups of activities provided by the Council
  • Maintain stakeholder satisfaction with the village programme

Go to our Village Planning Programme page for more information.

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