Policies and Bylaw

How to read the Reserves Descriptions

This table explains the sort of information we know about each reserve in Porirua.  If a value box is empty it is because there are no records of particular values.  Each reserve also outlines the outcomes that we want to achieve through our management and to guide any development plans.

Park Information Explanation
Table 5: How to read the Reserves Descriptions - Location.

Primary Purpose of Reserve

The main purpose of the park, using the NZ standard descriptions, and used to help set levels of service. (New Zealand Recreation Association. See NZ Parks Categories Document (1.7MB pdf) for full explanations).
Suburb The suburb(s) where the reserve can be found.
Map references Indicates which map of Porirua reserves shows this particular reserve (either a general view or a map that shows the classification of each parcel). Some reserves will also have a zone map. Maps can be viewed either as aerial, or showing classification of different land parcels.
The maps can also be viewed on the PCC Reserve Finder website which is an interactive online version of this volume of the Reserves Management Plan.
Values and Outcomes Explanation

 

Table 6: How to read the Reserves Descriptions - Values and Outcomes.

Heritage Values Brief summary of any archaeological, historic or cultural values present. References to District Plan protection (HH#), or Porirua City Council Historic Information Database (HIDB#) You can use these references to get more detailed information from Council’s website (keyword search: Heritage).
Natural Values Brief summary of natural values. References to urban Significant Vegetation Sites (#, Ecological significance, Amenity significance) or rural Ecosites (#) database references.
The format of these references is site id/Environmental Significance/Amenity Significance. Eg Aotea Lagoon (1(E2A1)) is site 1, with secondary Environmental significance, and primary Amenity significance.
You can use these references to get more detailed information from Council’s website Significant Urban Vegetation Database (2.2MB pdf) (available on request).
Recreation Values Outline of recreational activities people enjoy at the reserve.
Other Values and Information Some of our reserves contain vital city infrastructure, such as sewers, which must be maintained. There is a high risk to communities from interrupted service of 'Critical' utilities. 'Important' and 'Minor' utilities present medium and lower risks.
Outcomes sought for the reserve What do we want this reserve for? What do we want to protect, or improve? What sort of activities do we want to allow or encourage here? Is there anything we don’t want to happen here?
Detailed development plans are not included here, but new development plans should be consistent with these outcomes. Maintenance standards or replacement or schedules requirements are covered in our Asset Management Plans and associated Service Level Agreements, and are not repeated here, although the Asset Management Plans also need to be consistent with these outcomes.

 

Information Explanation
Table 7: How to read the Reserves Descriptions - Information.
Appellation / Classification Legal land description and Reserves Act Classification.
Parcel Area (ha) Area of the reserve (hectares).
Scale (community that the reserve serves) A New Zealand standard description indicating how far people travel to visit a particular park. Used with the Primary Purpose of Reserve to help set levels of service. (New Zealand Recreation Association See NZ Parks Categories Document (1.7MB pdf) for full explanations).
Village The Village where the reserve can be found. The area is similar but not necessarily the same as a suburb.
Reserves by Reserve Act Classification Reserves Act Classification.
District Plan Zone

The recreation zone and the open space zone have different requirements for resource consents.

Some recently added reserves are still within the rural and suburban zone.

Ground Shaking Natural hazard information. This is only recorded where it is known to be present. Minor ground shaking or landslide susceptibility is not recorded.
Landslide Susceptibility Natural hazard information. This is only recorded where it is known to be present. Minor ground shaking or landslide susceptibility is not recorded.
Tsunami Zone Natural hazard information. This is only recorded where it is known to be present. Minor ground shaking or landslide susceptibility is not recorded.
Liquefaction Zone Natural hazard information. This is only recorded where it is known to be present. Minor ground shaking or landslide susceptibility is not recorded.
Leases/Easements/Licences Any organisations with long-term arrangements to occupy a particular reserve.