24 February 2017 | Transmission Gully Project | Media release
Housed in a 20ft container, the mobile visitor centre is being hosted by the Porirua City Council in the new green area at 8 Cobham Court, Porirua, through February and March.
With construction works underway on the two new roads that will connect Porirua to the Transmission Gully motorway, CPB HEB Joint Venture Project Director Boyd Knights says the timing is right for the mobile visitor centre to take up residence in Porirua.
The centre provides up to date information about the Transmission Gully motorway project, together with details of the Waitangirua and Whitby Link Roads, which are being built for the Porirua City Council at the same time as the new motorway.
“The mobile visitor centre is about sharing information on the Transmission Gully project, the progress of construction, and is really focused on keeping the community informed. We’re also pleased to be working with the Porirua City Council to deliver these vital connector roads,” says Mr Knights.
Information available at the centre includes an interactive fly through of the new motorway, photos of construction progress, a series of information panels about the project, and information about the link roads.
Porirua Mayor Mike Tana says once open, the link roads and the Transmission Gully motorway will bring a wide range of economic and transport benefits to the local and regional community.
“We’ve got plenty of room to expand and these new roads will make many locations easier to get to, providing access to new growth opportunities. Regionally, we’re in a great central location and we will provide a resilient, cost effective option for businesses to establish here.
“I hope people will take the opportunity to visit the centre. There will be a lot to see as the project progresses and it’s a great way for the community to see first hand its development and hopefully learn some new information along the way,” he says.
The mobile visitor centre is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm and for the Porirua Night Market on 23 February. The project team is also available to give presentations to interested community groups and schools.
The Transmission Gully project team has commissioned Antz, a local artist, to paint a mural on the outside of the container, and in partnership with the Town Centre Revitalisation project, he will be transforming the mobile visitor centre on site.