Primary Purpose of Reserve?
Values & Outcomes
HIDB 83, Tapu Site.
Associated with Taupo Pa. Also associated with the early flax industry; different species were planted to support this industry.
15 (E1A1) Lower Taupo Swamp and Taupo Stream. Contains distinctive wetland habitats as well as the riparian margin on the lower stream.
Crucial link between internationally significant Taupo Swamp and sea. High diversity of freshwater fish. Represents ecosystems that are rare, threatened and distinctive in Porirua City. Includes sensitive riparian area. Important ecosystem services in filtering nutrients and buffering floodwaters from Taupo catchment.
Mixed sports - archery, croquet and field sports. Informal kickabout opportunity, dog walking. Walking and cycling (Part of the Ara Harakeke route). Casual event space. Recreational use of reserve buildings.
Other Values and Information?
Pt Lot 67 DP 17993 and Pt Sec 1 SO 35263 and Pt Sec 1 SO 36405 are Crown Derived Reserves.
Subject to 1980 Watercourse Agreement with Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Utilities (Important): Water Supply, Stormwater.
Utilities (Critical): Sewer, GWRC Bulk Water Supply. Use of reserve buildings. Commercial lease.
1. Manage as three zones:
Zone A – Amenity
Zone B – Active Recreation
Zone C – Natural
2. Protect historic and cultural heritage values, including the wahi tapu associated with Taupo Pa, through cautious management of land disturbance and structure proposals. Assume any development proposal may impact on cultural values.
3. Protect Te Ara Harakeke walking connections within the reserve. Maintain safe access and commuter connections.
4. Maintain the existing flood management regime, and advocate for stormwater-neutrality in regard to any future subdivision in the immediate catchment of the reserve.
5. Allow Greater Wellington Regional Council to assess and maintain watercourses for the purposes of flood hazard management.
6. Prohibit dogs from playing fields.
Amenity Zone A
7. Maintain open space values by restricting the footprint of any buildings associated with authorised commercial activities.
Active Recreation Zone B
8. Encourage active recreation by providing extensive open grassed spaces suitable for mixed sports use, and enabling casual use of the open space for community events.
9. Maintain archery opportunities.
10. Consider multiple-use buildings, and facilities that maximise the recreational amenity for this zone.
11. Provide shared recreation/commuter car parking without further limiting recreational use of open space.
Natural Zone C
12. Protect the significant natural values associated with Taupo Swamp and Taupo Stream, to achieve healthy ecological functioning and to safeguard ecological connections. Undertake plant and animal pest management, and additional riparian planting as opportunities arise, to improve in-stream habitat. Manage drainage to ensure that there is no contamination of the waterway.
13. Consider reclassification of Natural Zone to Scenic A.
|Appellation||Reserve Act Classification|
|Pt Lot 3 DP 79321||Recreation Reserve|
|Lot 1 DP 87784||Recreation Reserve|
|Lot 28 DP 344366||Local Purpose Reserve (Environmental and Landscape Protection)|
|Lot 4 DP 87599||Recreation Reserve|
|Pt Lot 1 DP 54525||Recreation Reserve|
|Pt Lot 67 DP 17993||Recreation Reserve|
|Pt Sec 1 SO 35263||Recreation Reserve|
|Pt Sec 1 SO 36405||Recreation Reserve|
|Lot 3 DP 325693||Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade)|
|Lot 4 DP 325693||Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade)|
|Lot 5 DP 325693||Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade)|
|Lot 6 DP 325693||Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade)|
Parcel Area (ha)?
Landslide Susceptibility ?
Tsunami Evacuation Zone?
Mana Arts Society, Mana Archery, Boys Brigade, Big Mac Slab Furniture, Plimmerton Croquet Club, Water and Drainage Easement, Greater Wellington commuter car parking.