Baxter's Knob Reserve



Primary Purpose of Reserve?


Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?

Iwi values.

Natural Values?

Naturalised stormwater detention area.

Extensive revegetation.

37 (E1A1) Small (induced) wetland area surrounded by regenerating kanuka scrub and gorse. Protects against sedimentation. Flood retention dam blocks fish passage. Important habitat for indigenous fish.

114 (E1A1) Small regenerating kanuka forest.

Recreation Values?

Walking, sightseeing.

Other Values and Information?

This is not a Crown Derived Reserve.

Amenity landscape.  Landscape Protection Area.

Utilities (Critical): GWRC Bulk Water Supply.

Utilities (Important): Sewer, Stormwater.

Utilities (Minor): Water Supply.

Outcomes Sought?

1.  Manage primarily for environmental and landscape protection. Protect the regenerating forest and wetland for healthy ecological functioning, through natural regeneration. Complete revegetation of the area formerly in pines.  Safeguard significant natural and amenity landscape values including open space and wet space, through cautious management of land disturbance, structures and drainage.

2.  Maintain stormwater detention system.

3.  Recognise cultural values to Ngati Toa, and explore opportunities for practical co-management of the reserve.

4.  Provide for a more natural and less developed recreational experience, with minimal structures that complement the natural features of the reserve.  Focus on enhancing opportunities associated with visual and natural values.  Provide carparking for the southern lookout.

5. Maintain street-to-street connections.

6.  Permit dogs off-leash in the south-east open space.

7.  Establish a formal dog exercise area as the opportunity arises.


Parcel Area (ha)?



Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?


Landslide Susceptibility ?


Tsunami Evacuation Zone?


Liquefaction Zone?



Woosh Wireless (NZ) Limited Cellphone Tower.

 Two Degrees Mobile Cellphone Tower.

 The Radio Network.

 Kordia access RoW and cable easement.

 Greater Wellington Water easement.