Welcome to the Paremata Residents Association Web Site

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.

Our Case for Closing the Clearways (at least on a trial basis) when Transmission Gully Motorway Opens

The Paremata Residents Association has prepared a detailed case explaining why the clearways on Mana Esplanade should be closed (at least on a trial basis) when Transmission Gully Motorway (TGM) eventually opens. There are many reasons why the clearways should close permanently but we recognise that Waka Kotaki (the NZ Transport Agency) want 6 months to monitor how TGM affects traffic on the Esplanade. Our concern is that if the clearways remain during that 6 months, there will be insufficient incentive to use TGM and too much traffic will continue to use the "old" road. That goes against the reason why TGM has been built at great expense and will result in inaccurate information for the future planning of Mana Esplanade, St Andrews Road and Pukerua Bay.

It is all explained in the detailed case, which is available from the file below. It is quite long, but so has been the 16 years of clearways.

In November 2021 the Association asked residents living along Mana Esplanade and adjacent areas for feedback on how the clearways has affected them peronally. The feedback received has been collated without names, addresses and some personal detail to protect their privacy. The feedback file is also available below and it clearly shows the impact the clearways are having on the health, safety and lives of our residents. And that does not include the impact on pedestrians, cyclists, mobility scooters, motorists and truck drivers. All this on a state highway through a residential area that Waka Kotahi says is "safe". Read the feedback for yourself and see if you agree.

Complaint to the Ombudsman on Mana Clearways

The Paremata Residents Association has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman about the conduct of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency over its decision not to honour the commitment to close the "interim" clearways with the opening of Transmission Gully Motorway. The commitment was made to the community when the Environment Court was considering the Transport Agency's application for the Mana Clearways. The Association also believes the way the clearways have operated is a health and safety hazard and not in accordance with the Environment Court's conditions.

A copy of the complaint to the Ombudsman can be obtained below

Paremata Wastewater Pipe Replacement - Update #5

Paremata Wastewater Pipe Replacement - Update #5

Paremata project forging ahead, despite the deluge

Wellington Water is working to replace a 1km section of damaged wastewater pipe in Paremata - an essential part of Porirua’s water network.

As we dry ourselves off from the most recent weather bomb to explode over the Wellington region, you could be forgiven for thinking we’d taken a brief step back in time.
 
We were last left this drenched over two dismal days in mid-July, which caused a section of pipe between the Whitford Brown interchange and Paremata to burst twice.
 
The pipe plays an important role in the Porirua water network, transporting wastewater from Aotea, Whitby, Mana, Papakowhai , Plimmerton and Camborne and crews worked night and day to repair the pipe on 19 and 25 July.
 
Our repair work stood up to the test and held firm during the storm this week, preventing a reoccurrence of July’s bursts, but the pipe remains in a poor condition. Work to replace the most fragile section of the pipe has been underway since October.
 
Porirua City Mayor Anita Baker said investment in the city’s water network is of the utmost importance for future generations and the environment.
 
“It’s extremely important that we invest in our ageing infrastructure, to improve the health of our harbour, beaches and the city as a whole,” she said.
 
“This is why we’re investing $800m on our wastewater, stormwater and drinking water networks over the next 30-years.”
 
Wellington Water’s Manager Major Projects Gary Cullen said the project is making good progress, with the new pipe expected to be commissioned early next year.
 
“After the storm in July, Porirua City Council brought plans forward to upgrade the pipe from 2025 and the project is forging ahead, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19,” he said.
 
“The replacement of the 1km pipe is the first phase of a staged approach to upgrade the 4.5km wastewater main from Paremata to Porirua, it’s a long-term solution that allows for significant growth in the area.” 

Willowbank Quarry - Judgeford

Willowbank Quarry - Judgeford

The Judgeford Environmental Protection Society (JEPS) is opposing a consent application by Fulton Hogan for a 5 year and 35 year consent to continue operating the Willowbank Quarry.

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TGM and SH1 designation conditions – Initial Thoughts

Paremata Residents Association has prepared a paper providing background information on each of the matters that the New Zealand Transport Agency is required to consult with the Association for the opening of Transmission Gully Motorway.

These are the Association's initial thoughts provided for Resident's ideas, opinions and feedback.

 
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