General Manager, Asset Management and Operations
Phone (04) 237 1412
Fax (04) 237 1459
The Asset Management and Operations Group provides advice to Council on the existing and future needs of the city's public utilities, and infrastructure. This includes the management of parks and reserves, the cemetery and crematorium, water, sewerage, stormwater, roading assets and solid waste.
The Group ensures that there is effective provision in all of the above areas including ensuring public open space provision is at a level that meets community needs.
Council's Works Business Unit is part of this group and deals with water, sewerage, storm water reticulation and repairs, litter removal, graffiti removal from PCC property, crematorium and cemeteries, and parks and reserves maintenance including Porirua Park.
Ms Moira Lawler
General Manager, Strategy and Planning
Phone (04) 237 1422
Fax (04) 237 1445
The Strategy and Planning Group provides an overview and monitoring of the Council's strategies in respect of the environmental, cultural, economic and social wellbeing of the city as a whole. This includes assessing significant population, economic and development changes, so that it can report to Council on the needs of the Council and the Porirua community.
The Group develops the Council's Long Term Plan, facilitates each year's Annual Plan, coordinates the Council's Annual Report, and initiates changes in the District Plan. The Group also coordinates the delivery services relating to strategic property, community development, business marketing, emergency management, heritage management and the Youth Council. Partnership with community, business and government agencies are key to the work of Strategy and Planning.
Business Assurance is also part of the Strategy and Planning group's responsibility.
General Manager, Environment and Regulatory Services
Phone (04) 237 1431
Fax (04) 237 1439
The Environment and Regulatory Services Group provides the regulatory functions for Council as well as an advisory and monitoring service for all environment and regulatory functions to the public, and Council.
Functions include processing and monitoring applications and complaints under the Building Act, Resource Management Act and District Plan, providing quality environmental health inspections and animal control services.
General Manager, Corporate Services
Phone (04) 237 1402
Fax (04) 237 6384
The Corporate Services Group includes Information Services and Information Management, Democratic Services, and Finance functions. This group provides Customer Services through public contact points, eg hall bookings, dealing directly with public complaints and providing information through the call centre and service desk.
The Group provides support for the other units and groups within Council. This includes supporting the Councillors' governance role through Democratic Services.
General Manager, Community Services
Phone (04) 237 1461
Fax (04) 237 1449
The Community Services Group operates and maintains the central library and the five branch libraries. It provides multimedia information, education, cultural, and recreational resources. The unit also operates and maintains the heritage collection and arts activities, and is responsible for Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures.
The Group assists in organising a wide range of festivals and events which celebrate the diversity of Porirua. Policy advice on the future needs of the city in the field of arts and culture, heritage and library services in the city is also provided.
The Group is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of recreational services, facilities and programmes including the Te Rauparaha Arena and Aquatic Centre, Cannons Creek Pool and community recreation programmes. Community Services includes the Visitor Information Centre, and ongoing development of the city's Sister Cities Programme.
The Community Services Group also has responsibility for the Property Unit, and Leisure Assets and Services Unit.
Mrs Barbara Bercic
Communications and Marketing Manager
Phone (04) 237 3555
Fax (04) 237 3804
The Communications and Marketing Unit provides leadership, advice and support for the Council's internal and external communication and city marketing.
The Unit produces City Focus, the Council's monthly update to city residents published in the local newspaper Kapi-Mana News. It responds to media enquiries on behalf of the Council, provides media advice to the Mayor and senior managers and promotes city or Council issues, activities or events via news releases to local, regional and national media. The Unit provides advice or support in the development or implementation of communication plans for Council projects, oversees the implementation of the Council's corporate identity and provides advice on the content of other communication channels such as the Council's website and Facebook.
The city's marketing strategy is developed and led by the Unit. The Unit promotes the city's pleasant lifestyle and family friendly focus to people beyond the city boundaries and is responsible for other opportunities for city promotion such as the 'Welcome to Porirua' signs.
The Unit fosters and supports a positive and inclusive organisational culture within Porirua City Council by leading and enabling excellent internal communication to create teams which are fully engaged in working together, making Porirua amazing.