Redesign decisions imminent
A landscaped site, with widened paved path and grass area will replace the demolished i-Site in September, Porirua City Council says.
That will be a temporary measure until a permanent landscape design is implemented as part of the city centre revitalisation project.
The council is to consider proposals for the next major city centre revitalisation project at an upcoming Te Komiti meeting.
Also due for demolition is the former toilet block and bus seating area in Lyttelton Ave.
Wellington Regional Council will install a new bus shelter by mid-July. It will look like the one next door, installed last year. It will be the same size and the panels will also feature rugby icons. The new toilets are behind the kiosk in Cobham Court.
Meanwhile, Porirua City Council received 1138 submissions to the draft annual plan, with hearings held over two days recently.
The living wage group made 863 submissions. It is asking the council to pay its employees at least $19.25 an hour. The remaining 275 submissions were from the public and organisations on a range of topics.
The annual plan will be adopted on June 29, with councillors to decide on the level of rates rises for the new financial year. The rise could be as low as 3.6 per cent or as high as 6 per cent.