Porirua Stream Esplanade Reserves



Primary Purpose of Reserve?

Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?


Natural Values?

Fish spawning.

Recreation Values?

Walking, cycling, picnics, casual recreation, relaxing.

Te Ara Tawa shared pathway.

Open space amenity.

Other Values and Information?

This is a Crown Derived Reserve, excluding Lot 10 DP 32117, Lot 18 DP 32117, Lot 7 DP 32117, Lot 42 DP 18576,Pt Lot 8 DP 8267, Sec 1 SO 37183, Sec 2 SO 37183, Sec 3 SO 37183.

Subject to 1980 Watercourse Agreement with Greater Wellington Regional Council. 

The Te Ara Tawa pathway traverses this reserve and part of KiwiRail land.

There is an unregistered easement to PCC for the section of the pathway on KiwiRail land.

Utilities (Important): Water Supply, Sewer, Stormwater.

Outcomes Sought?

1. Protect the natural values of Porirua Stream and its environs for biodiversity and healthy ecological functioning, through weed control and revegetation. Develop a restoration plan for the stream environment.

2. Increase the planted riparian area where possible for erosion reduction, fish spawning habitat, and amenity values.

3. Provide safe walking opportunities and take opportunities to improve cycle/walking pathway connections between Tawa, Kenepuru and the Porirua harbour estuary, as occasions arise.

4. Develop amenity features and facilities to enable people to enjoy the reserve, in accordance with the Porirua City Centre Revitalisation plans. 

5. Continue to co-operate with Greater Wellington Regional Council on flood risk and stream management including, allowing Greater Wellington Regional Council to access and maintain watercourses for the purposes of flood hazard management. Consider further utility use of the reserve as inappropriate for the reserve.

6. Maintain liquor ban.

7.  Complete transfer of ownership of the adjacent Drainage Reserves from Greater Wellington Regional Council to Porirua City Council and reclassify as Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade):

  • Sec 1 SO 37183
  • Sec 2 SO 37183
  • Sec 3 SO 37183
  • Lot 1 DP 29996
  • Pt Sec 60 Porirua DIST


8.  Complete transfer of ownership of the NZTA land adjacent Drainage Reserves from New Zealand Transport Agency to Porirua City Council and reclassify as Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade).


Parcel Area (ha)?



Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?


Landslide Susceptibility ?


Tsunami Evacuation Zone?


Liquefaction Zone?



Easement to GWRC over Sec 1 SO 493669.