Super City options
I read with interest recently that the Wellington Mayoral Forum has received a report on options for local government reform in the Wellington region. What could this mean for Porirua?
Well, following the major reform in Auckland which has resulted in one city council representing 1.4 million people, I suspect that it will be quickly concluded that the status quo in Wellington with nine councils representing a little over 400,000 people is not an option.
One step down from a super city in Wellington is an option that sees Porirua joining Wellington City.
Thinking on what this will likely mean for Porirua will, I imagine, vary from person to person.
Bearing in mind that Karori, Johnsonville and more recently Tawa were independent units of local government, certainly it will result in some loss of identity. If we don’t want important decisions such as these made for us then this is an