Proposed wetland


The community has told us improving the environment is a priority for eastern Porirua. In early September and October 2021 we sought community feedback on whether they would support a wetland at the bottom of Cannons Creek Park as a way to improve water quality. We’ve done some further investigation. Below is the draft design.

A wetland is a great way to not only improve water quality but also provide different recreational spaces at the bottom (northern end) of Cannons Creek Park.

We are proposing to keep the sports fields on the southern (top end) of the park, and convert the bottom field into a wetland with different recreational opportunities such as walking, cycling, resting or learning.

There are engineering and technical requirements that determine what the wetland needs to look like, however there are two areas that we would like the community to help shape (circled in pink in the map).



We would love to hear your ideas about how you would like these spaces to be used, and what you would like them to look like

1. At one of the entrances from Castor Crescent into Cannons Creek Park.

2. In the area between the sports field and the proposed wetland.

3. Initial thoughts on the proposed wetland

4. Things you would like us to think about or include when designing the proposed wetland

There are lots of environmental and recreational benefits to creating a wetland for the community.


To learn more about the proposed wetland and benefits click here


To learn more about the different spaces you can help design click here



How can you help shape the design?

There are a few different ways you can learn more about the proposed wetland and help shape the design.

In person

Waitangirua Markets

Saturday 23 July and Saturday 30 July

We’ll be there from 7am – 12pm

Co-design workshops in Cannons Creek

3 & 10 August, 5.30–7.30pm

Pop along to one of our workshop’s to help co-design key spaces within Cannons Creek Park. Freedom House, 174 Bedford Street. Light refreshments provided.

Community Info Hub

Pop into have a chat with Laurie

Tuesday- Thursday, 1.00 – 4.00pm

26 Warspite Ave, Cannons Creek


Can’t make one of the workshops or events? 

Click on the green button to complete a short survey.



Have a question - click here to learn more about the proposed wetland.

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