Cannons Creek Village Planning

This image shows a view of people in Cannons Creek's main street.

This page describes the ongoing Village Planning Programme work in Cannons Creek. The programme is a partnership between Porirua City and the community of Cannons Creek to develop and improve their village.
To learn more about about the Village Planning Programme visit the home page.

On this page you will find:

Cannons Creek Village Planning - Latest news

Village Planning update

The community is working to revitalise its residents association and update the village plan.

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Calliope Park claimed back by the community.

This photograph shows children playing at the new Calliope Park playground in Cannons Creek.

Children play at Calliope Park's revamped playground

Calliope Park in Cannons Creek is now teeming with kids and families after being reclaimed by the community.

The park has been revamped through the Village Planning Programme that involved the City working closely with residents.

The design for the redevelopment of the park was done by the community following brainstorming sessions at community BBQs, meetings and street surveys.

The project happened in stages between 2012 and 2015 with drainage and grass work followed by lighting improvements and a new footpath. The basketball court was then upgraded and extended and picnic tables and seats installed.

The next stage saw the old playground dismantled and a new one built on the sunny, southern end of the park alongside Warspite Ave.  The old playground structure was recrafted off-site by Plimmerton Rotary into four pieces of adult fitness equipment which were installed back into the park.

It’s been a magnet for children and their families ever since.

The photograph below shows children playing on the new playground shortly after it was opened.

This photograph shows children playing at the new playground at Calliope Park in Cannons Creek.

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Cannons Creek shopping centre parking and road safety

This image shows the final look of the Cannons Creek carpark and the pedestrian crossing over Mungavin Ave after the revamp.

Cannons Creek shopping centre’s parking area has been upgraded and a slow zone created through the village to improve safety.

The upgrade was completed in August 2014 and has resulted in the shopping centre carpark being reconfigured, with one entrance closed and the taxi stand moved to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.

The upgrade was sparked by community demand and the Cannons Creek Residents and Ratepayers Association worked with Porirua City to develop a plan to improve the layout and safety of the shopping centre parking area.

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Cannons Creek mural art festival

This photograph shows artist and writer Olivia Giles in front of her roller door mural.

This photograph shows Cannons Creek artist and writer Olivia Giles in front of her roller door mural

Art captures local flavour and stories

“Dreams of the future” have been captured by eight artists in murals painted on the shop roller doors in Cannons Creek.

The project in early January 2014 aimed to brighten the shopping centre by painting the gray doors that come down over some of the shops at night.

A group of local Porirua artists, most from Cannons Creek, spent a week creating the murals.

Artist Ruth Robertson-Taylor says the main focus of the artwork is around the themes of migration, dreams of the future and symbolically representing the cultural diversity of Cannons Creek.

Central to the themed artworks is Tangaroa/Tangaloa/Takaroa, a deity which exists in all Pacific cultures, who protects travellers across the pacific. Around him are the artists’ individual murals which are linked by the underlying theme and a primary colour pallet of red, blue and yellow.

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Cannons Creek shopping centre is now ablaze with light at night

Cannons Creek shopping centre is as light at night as it is in the day thanks to an upgrade of under-verandah lighting that finished in September 2013.

The entire shopping centre from Mentor Lane through to Warspite and Mungavin Aves is now being consistently lit at night.

The community asked for the upgrade and worked with the City on the plan.

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Cannons Creek residents turn out in force to present their village plan to Council

About 40 members of the Cannons Creek community turned out to present their village plan to Council in November 2012.

The colourful plan (pictured below) has been developed over two and a half years by the Cannons Creek Residents and Ratepayers Association in consultation with the community.

This image shows the front page of the Cannons Creek Village Plan.

Chairman Aporo Joyce presented the plan and told councillors it would help shape the future of Cannons Creek.

"This plan is for today and the future. It sets out our community's view of how they would like to see Cannons Creek develop."

View a copy of the final plan (2.79MB)

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Cannons Creek contacts

For the latest Cannons Creek contacts please go to the Village Planning Programme contacts page

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