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The Paremata Residents Association's village area includes the suburbs of Paremata, Papakowhai, Mana and the southern side of Camborne. For a map of the village area and more information about the Residents Association, click here  (About Us).

This area is one of eleven communities of suburbs within the city of Porirua recognised by the Porirua City Council under its Village Planning Programme, an award-winning partnership between the Porirua City Council and its suburban communities.

The Programme puts communities in charge of developing a vision for their neighbourhoods and then partnering with Council to make it happen. This vision is brought together through community consultation and developed into Village Plans, which lay out the communities’ goals and aspirations for the future of their ‘villages’.

For more information on Paremata’s Village Planning and Projects please click on the menu headers above.

Papakowhai Shared Path - Update May 2024

 The southern Aotea Lagoon carpark will be closed tomorrow morning (Thursday 30 May) while a Norfolk Island pine tree is removed.

This is to allow realignment of the carpark exit making it safer for pedestrians to use the new raised pedestrian crossing being installed as part of the Papak┼Źwhai Shared Path project.

The coffee cart will be moving back to its original location further north, but still outside of the Lagoon.

The shared path project is planned for completion in October and is fully funded from the Transport Choices programme administered by Waka Kotahi, NZTA. 

Want to know more?

For further information about the project visit www.poriruacity.govt.nz/papakowhai-projects

Stage 2 Paremata wastewater upgrades - Investigations

Wellington Water has issued a letter regarding planned investigations into wastewater pipe replacement along Paremata Crescent and Papakowhai Road and replacement of 4km of  wastewater pipe along SH59 to the wastewater holding tank, currently being constructed. The letter can be accessed at the bottom of this article. More detail can be obtained from the Wellington Water web link: https://www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/projects/paremata-wastewater-upgrades/ .

The Paremata Residents Association welcomes the upgrading of wastewater pipe south of Paremata Bridge, which is expected to improve wastewater flows south of the bridge. That should help relieve congestion that is occurring north of the bridge, improving flow and reducing sewer smells currently affecting too many residents along Mana Esplanade.

However it is unlikely to prevent manhole discharges during very wet weather and the resulting pollution of our inlet.  That will not improve until the sewer system along Mana Esplanade is upgraded. Disappointingly, that is not planned until after 2030. In the meantime these overflows could be reduced by stormwater and groundwater inflow and infiltration (I & I) investigations and prevention.

The Paremata Residents Association will continue to lobby the Council to upgrade the sewer main along Mana Esplanade sooner, and Wellington Water to carry out I & I investigations.


The latest Newsletter from the Paremata Residents Association is available as a PDF from the link below:

Our Formal Consultation Response on SH59

The Paremata Residents Association submitted a formal response to the NZ Transport Agency's (Waka Kotahi) consultation on the future form of Mana Esplanade and St Andrews Road, as required by conditions imposed by the Environment Court.

A PDF of our response can be viewed below.

SH58 & SH59 Safety Audit Report

Completion of a safety audit (safe system assessment) of state highways SH58 and SH59 following completion of Transmission Gully Motorway was a requirement of the NZ Transport Agency in the designation. The audit report is available for information below:

More Articles on the Clearways

A number of articles have been written by the Paremata Residents Association on the Mana Clearways and their impact on the health and safety of local residents, pedestrians, motorists and other forms of active transport.

These articles can be accessed 

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