Parks project

It’s time to improve our taiao, our environment

In 2019, the community told us the health of the environment was important to them, but it needed improving along with better access to parks and open spaces.


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Between September and December 2021, we asked the community how you use Bothamley Park, Cannons Creek Lakes Reserve and Cannons Creek Park, and how we can make them better for the future.

The community told us that the environment, access and pathways, safety, and park activities are important. In addition, that cultural identity and practices should be reflected through the parks.

Thank you to everyone that shared their thoughts. Your input will help create a draft Parks Landscape Plan for the three parks, outlining how we can make the most out of each space, to best meet the needs of the community now and in the future. It will also help inform the design and consent application for the wastewater pipes upgrade through Bothamley Park.

Opportunity to improve the parks

Bothamley Park, Cannons Creek Park and Cannons Creek Lakes Reserve are great spaces for the community to enjoy.

The community told us there are five key areas that need improving within each park:

  • Environment and waterways
  • Access and pathways
  • Facilities and activities
  • Safety
  • Identity and education

Click here to learn more about what this could look like. 

Example of what parks could look like

 Design concept of a park


Upgrading the wastewater pipes

The community told us that fixing the Bothamley Park wastewater pipe is a priority.  

Click here to see the proposed new wastewater pipe route and learn more about how the new pipe will help to improve the taiao.  

Aerial photo of Bothamley Park wastewater pipe

 Image of the wastewater pipes through Bothamely Park and it's sewage catchment


Who will be doing the mahi?

Image of a digger 

 Image of a digger on Porirua Development site

The Porirua Development

The Porirua Development led by Kāinga Ora are focused on quality outcomes for tenants, community and how neighbourhoods can be improved to make it easier for people to come together.


Te Aranga Alliance

Te Aranga Alliance are construction, design and infrastructure experts. They will be preparing the land for the Porirua Development. This includes relocating or demolishing old state homes past their best, removing contamination and improving the land, roads and footpaths; preparing underground networks for gas, power, water supply, stormwater and wastewater. They will also be responsible for getting approvals and building above ground infrastructure such as water reservoir.

Click here to learn more about Te Aranga Alliance


Frequently Asked Questions 

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