Mayors back Poriru“a’s Gigatown bid
Porirua is the only North Island town in the Gigatown competition. Winning Gigatown will enable Porirua and the region s businesses and families to be better connected with one another and the rest of the world, says Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. This could open the door for very fast regional internet. With 50% of our people travelling to Wellington to work every day and 21% of the Porirua workforce coming from people could work more from home. It would take cars off the roads, improving life balance, and could lead to more public able along the rail corridors. The sky s the limit really. Mayor Leggett says UFB will create a closer, ! tive having a lot of people in a common area, better able to collaborate and move large amounts of information in real time between each other and out to the world. He says the economic advantages would be huge, with part of the winning package including $200,000 toward an incubator , ! - ing more jobs and new careers. That s going to help the whole region, not just Porirua. It would improve educational opportunities too, especially for young people. ( . / * ing our young population with better online learning, we can fuel the growth of the entire region with a digitally literate workforce. He welcomes the support of Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown, Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy, Kapiti Mayor Ross Church and Greater Wellington Regional Council Chairperson Fran Wilde. Hear directly from a raft of different businesses on how important they see winning Gigatown to be, in a series of videos http://youtube/Ri4YHz1XKlY. You can help, no matter where you live.
Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Kapiti Mayor Ross Church, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown, Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, Greater Wellington Regional Council Chairperson Fran Wilde and Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy join forces for the region’s benefit.