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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This year in early September to October, 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. We got a great response from the community so thank you!

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.

We’d now like to know if we’ve captured everything that you’ve told us, and help understand what improvements would be most important to you.

To help with this click on the button below to let us know – are we on the right track?

This feedback round will close 5pm, Monday 13 December. 

Click here to share your thoughts

 

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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