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Porirua City Council currently has its Long Term Plan (LTP) out for a brief period of consultation.

  • Do you know how much your rates will be increasing in the 2021/22 year?

  • Do you know where this money is being spent in Porirua?

  • Do you think you are getting value for money?

If you have strong views about where and how your rates money is going to be spent, what you will (or won’t) receive for the increases to your rates, you need to let council know!    

There is significant investment proposed in key areas over the 30 year planning period. Areas addressed in the plan include essential water infrastructure and maintenance (drinking, waste and storage) - a big cost. Also transport (roads etc) parks, property (new facilities - community centres, cultural art centre), resource recovery (landfill),  change, living wage for PCC workers and the village planning funding.

Details on each of the areas proposed and being consulted on can be found in the LTP, including the costs, with associated impacts on city debt and our rates at

Paying for the proposed plan will mean significant increases in rates (LTP page 14), specifically for rural residents: 

Rural properties under 50 hectares will have an average increase of 16.66%
-  Rural properties over 50 hectares will have an average increase of 10.75%


There is a community workshop being held at the Lighthouse Cinema 7.00 - 8.00pm on Wednesday 21 April.

Council is also holding online Q&A sessions - the timetable and how to join these is on the Council website. 

The PRA will be putting in a submission so also let us know your thoughts so that we can best represent any common views from the community.

We also encourage you to put in your own submission

Submissions close on Tuesday 27 April

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