Bowlers Wharf Reserve

Sections:

Location

Primary Purpose of Reserve?

Suburb?

Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?

HIDB 395 HHS020.  Remnant earthworks of wharf built prior to 1848. William Bowler (who built the original Papakowhai Homestead) had a small commercial jetty used for local trade - this was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1848 and effectively demolished in the 1855 event.

Natural Values?

Woodland trees.

14 (E1A1) Estuarine lagoon, dominated by oioi and searush. Wetland small but represents a rare ecosystem and is in good condition, with dominant species that are uncommon on Porirua Harbour. Wetland is surrounded by planted native and introduced forest some of which may damage remnant earthworks.

Recreation Values?

None.

Other Values and Information?

This is not a Crown Derived Reserve.

Landscape - amenity planting. Backdrop for nearby rest home.

Utilities (Important): Sewer.

Utilities (Minor): Stormwater.

Outcomes Sought?

1.  Safeguard the historic values of the reserve including protecting its historic remnant earthworks, by removing trees from earthworks and through cautious management of land disturbance, structures and planting. Provide interpretation signage about the heritage of the reserve.

2. As the reserve has evidence of pre 1900 human activity, an archaeological authority for any subsurface works will be required from Heritage New Zealand.

3. Maintain the amenity landscape values of the reserve.

4. Protect the significant natural estuarine lagoon values for healthy ecological functioning, through restoration of the hydrological connections between the lagoon and the harbour, through animal and plant pest management, through ending amenity plantings of exotic plant species, and by discouraging drainage, land disturbance and the introduction of sediment.

 

Information

Appellation/Classification

AppellationReserve Act Classification
Sec 1 SO 36736Historic Reserve

Parcel Area (ha)?

1.46

Scale?

Village?

Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?

Yes

Landslide Susceptibility ?

No

Tsunami Evacuation Zone?

Yes

Liquefaction Zone?

No

Leases/Easements/Licences?

None.