Spicer Botanical Park

Sections:
Spicer Botanical Park, Kenepuru.

Location

Primary Purpose of Reserve?

Suburb?

Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?

None.

Natural Values?

Arboretum. The plantings represent vegetation from different parts of the world. Adjacent to Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve.
Mitchell Stream.

Recreation Values?

Walking, picnicking, exploring the trees in the Arboretum. Entrance to Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve.

Other Values and Information?

This is not a Crown Derived Reserve.

This reserve and the adjacent landfill (opened 1976) have inherited the name Spicer as a reference to the Spicer trig station, the nearest landmark at the time. The trig station was originally named for the pioneering Spicer family who owned the land at the head of Ohariu Valley; the site of the trig station. 

Utilities (Important): Sewer, Stormwater.

Landfill, leachate pond.

Outcomes Sought?

1. Improve the arboretum through on-going specimen plantings.

2. Provide carparking.

3. Provide landscape appreciation, walking and cycling opportunities.

4. Establish as a dog exercise area.

5. Safeguard the reserve as a contributor to Porirua’s Western Green Belt, and retain access connections to Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve.

6. Co-operate with Wellington City Council to develop a destination hub for recreation involving and integrating recreation management of the Spicer Botanical Park, the lower Spicer Landfill land, and adjacent plantation forest land.

7. Prepare a development plan to achieve these outcomes.

Information

Appellation/Classification

AppellationReserve Act Classification
Sec 409 Porirua DistRecreation Reserve
Part Lot 1 DP 52949Freehold (part of landfill site)

Parcel Area (ha)?

7.90

Scale?

Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?

No

Landslide Susceptibility ?

No

Tsunami Evacuation Zone?

No

Liquefaction Zone?

No

Leases/Easements/Licences?

None.