Titahi Bay Village Planning

This page describes on-going Village Planning Programme work in Titahi Bay. This programme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and the community of Titahi Bay to develop and improve the village. To learn more about the Village Planning Programme visit the home page.

To learn more about the Titahi Bay community go to the community website http://www.titahibay.org.nz/

On this page you will find:

 

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Titahi Bay Village Planning projects

This following projects have been identified for this financial year (2016/17):

  • Beach Walkway (southern section)
  • Beautify and create signage for the existing link walkway from the Whitehouse Shops through to Tireti Road and the beach
  • New community notice boards (x 2)
  • Widen footpath where there is angle parking at the beach end of Bay Drive

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New Titahi Bay Beach Signs Unveiled

On Saturday 1 October, over 70 people from the local community attended the unveiling of the new signage which has improved the appearance of the beach.  This one sign replaced 6 random signs and the entrance and also gave a distinct identity feel to Titahi Bay Beach.

Titahi Bay Beach Signs unveiling.

Titahi Bay Community Group – Village Planning sub group.
Taking off of the veil for the main sign.
From the left Trudi Sutcliffe, Jenny Jakobs, Amanda Sutcliffe the sign designer and Gael McRoberts

Titahi Bay Beach Signs unveiling - blessing.

Taku Parai Porirua City Council’s Kaumatua blessing the new sign.

The completed sign finally revealed combining the important messages and guidance from Porirua City Council, DOC, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Surf Lifesaving and Transpower in a unique sculptural sign series just for Titahi Bay Beach created by locals for locals.

The new signs were designed by Titahi Bay resident Amanda Sutcliffe and were chosen in a community vote from a selection of local designs.

The symbols used in the design are specific to Titahi Bay including the oars, representing the Titahi Bay Surf Club’s lifeboat crew, the boatshed motif and the cabbage tree background.

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Titahi Bay Beach shower in place

This image shows the beach shower installed above the beach by Bay Drive.

An outdoor shower & washdown facility (pictured above) has been installed at the toilet Block at the northern end of Titahi Bay beach by the Bay Drive entrance and is proving very popular.

A shower/beach washdown facility for swimmers and surfers was requested by the community as part of its 2015/16 village planning projects.

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Titahi Bay Village Plan 2014 launched

Members of the Titahi Bay Village Planning working group (from left) Sarah Campbell, Jenny Jackobs, Gael McRoberts and Jen Margaret, with the new Village Plan.

Members of the Titahi Bay Village Planning working group (from left) Sarah Campbell, Jenny Jackobs, Gael McRoberts and Jen Margaret, with the new Village Plan.

Vision for the future of Titahi Bay

After years of planning and preparation by the community, the new Titahi Bay Village Plan 2014 was presented to the Council's village planning sub-committee in late November 2014.

It was recieved by the committee as a guiding document for the Council.

The plan builds on and updates the 2005 Titahi Bay Village Plan.

It’s been developed by a working group of residents, with support from the Council’s Village Planning Programme.

It sets out the community’s vision and actions to improve and enhance the neighbourhood and is based on wide-ranging community consultation, that included a survey sent to every home in Titahi Bay.

If you would like to know more contact Jenny Jakobs, email JennyvJakobs@gmail.com and mobile 027 241 7144. You can also email titahibayvillageplan@gmail.com

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First meeting for new Titahi Bay Community Group

A new Titahi Bay community group held its first public meeting in September 2014.

The event was a shared afternoon tea for anyone who wanted to attend, plus a few formalities to elect a committee and set an annual membership fee.

The group will be involved with the implementation of the Titahi Bay Village Plan 2014.

To find out more and be involved contact the group at titahibaycommunitygroup@gmail.com

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Titahi Bay Drop in Day looks at key Bay issues

A drop-in day was held at the Titahi Bay Surf Club in July 2014for residents keen to know more about a range of issues affecting the Bay.
From 10am to 3pm residents were invited to drop in and find out more about:

  • Plans to improve the south beach area. Give your feedback on Council landscape concept plans to improve the play areas, car parking and Arnold Park. The plans have been developed through earlier community consultation. Talk to the landscape architect involved and have a say.
  • The Titahi Bay Draft Village Plan. Take a look at the new plan that builds on and updates the 2005 Titahi Bay Village Plan. It’s been developed by residents, with support from the Council, and sets out the community’s vision and actions for their neighbourhood. Check it out and get involved.
  • The Titahi Bay Community Response Plan. Find out about the plan that has been developed by the Titahi Bay Community Trust to guide how Titahi Bay will respond in an emergency. What does it mean for you? Be informed and get involved.
  • Consultation around the future of the US Marines Hall in Whitehouse Rd.

Find out more at: www.titahibay.org.nz


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Titahi Bay Village Plan 2005

The Titahi Bay community undertook extensive community consultation to develop a village plan in 2005. The process was led by the Titahi Bay Residents Association and included a survey of residents.

The plan is focused on eight key areas and identifies a range of proposed actions for each one.

They are:

  • Village Character
  • District Plan Provisions
  • Recreation Facilities
  • The Beach
  • The shopping centre
  • The Harbour
  • Whitireia Park
  • The Rocky Coast

Priority was given to:

  • Undertake a beach management plan for Titahi Bay beach
  • Undertake an urban design study for the shopping centre and surrounding urban areas.

For more detail take a look at the following documents:

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Titahi Bay contacts

Please go to the Village Planning Programme contacts page

To learn more about the Titahi Bay community go to the community website http://www.titahibay.org.nz/


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