Structure Plan update

The community workshop on the draft Structure Plan for Pukerua Bay was well-attended, with animated discussions about the proposed housing developments and lots of feedback given. Read the feedback and comments here.

PCC is also planning to put all the feedback onto an interactive online map. We’ll also put a link to this here as soon as we have it. PCC has to notify this District Plan variation by August 2022. Any of us can submit on the proposal, in writing and in person to the public hearings. We will publicise updates on this process.

You can also go to the Council website poriruacity.govt.nz/your-council/city-planning-and-reporting/district-plan/

A tip from the planners – it’s a good idea to focus on the rules for planning because that’s where the Council has its influence. PCC doesn’t build the houses, but it does set the rules!

Haunui Rd slip disrupts water supply

A slip at the end of Haunui Road has cut off water to the end houses and damaged a power pole at the end of the street.

Wellington Water has cut off the water to houses from the corner with Haunui Way – around number 27 Haunui Rd – to the end of the road so they can cap the pipes to the end houses and turn the water back on for the rest of the houses.

However, the slip also took out the last power pole and they are waiting for Wellington Electricity to cut off the power so it is safe to enter the slip zone.

Wellington Water has organised a water tanker for residents on the street, and the tanker is there now, outside number 20.

We’ll update this when we get more information on progress on the repairs.

If anyone in Haunui Road needs any welfare assistance, they can ring the Porirua City Council Welfare team on 237 5089.

Storm Water reporting Wellington Water

FromWellington Water
Do you live in Pukerua Bay or Whitby? 🤔
We’re working hard to reduce the risk of flooding and keep our communities safe, now and into the future, but we need your help! 🙋‍♀️
💧 Does your garden fill up with water when it rains?
💧 What about your street?
💧 Your local school?
Currently, Wellington Water is mapping areas in Porirua which we suspect are prone to flooding in heavy rainfall events. 🌧
To ensure these flood hazard maps are as accurate as possible, we need you to tell us about your flooding experiences in Pukerua Bay and Whitby. 🧑‍💻
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Community Garden Food Forest

Come to the garden Saturday March 12 at 10:00 am . Hannah will be running a pruning, tree care workshop. Please can you bring some vegetable scraps or leaves or egg cartons etc for the worm bins. Cup of tea at 11:00 am. Covid vaccination passes please.

Beach Road Closure Wed 16 Feb 9am to 1pm.

PCC have just advised that it will be closing Pukerua Beach Road between 9am and 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

There will be emergency access, however residents are urged to find alternate access options or to remain at home during this time.

Given the narrow nature of Pukerua Beach Road, a full closure is required to carry out work to construct a bund on the coastal side of the road to prevent water going down the bank. This is one of the actions recommended by geotechnical advisors ENGEO.

Claire Giblin will be writing a fuller community update, which will sent out later today but wanted to alert residents to the closure as soon as possible.

PCC apologises for the inconvenience.


Pukerua Beach Road –Ocean Parade

Latest reports from PCC re the Pukerua Beach Road situation.

Council has a geologist on site at the moment and PCC will give updates. Its all just precautionary at this point. Its been challenging weather across the whole city this weekend. There have just been reports of some cracks on Pukerua Beach Rd so they are assessing that currently and any slip risks to Ocean Parade.
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There are numerous crews out this way assessing the conditions. and a few PCC staff on the ground speaking to the residents who may be impacted. PCC wanted to reassure residents that Downer will be on site all night and PCC Emergency staff are also here should anyone need support with finding alternative accommodation (should any areas be deemed unsafe – which has not been confirmed). PCC will send an update when there more info from the crew on the ground.