How can you help shape the design?

What else is planned for Cannons Creek Park?

As well as a new wetland at the bottom (northern end) of Cannons Creek Park, there could be a new, permanent pathways into Bothamley Park, into Cannons Creek Park off Castor Crescent, and around the wetland, and different recreation spaces.

 

We are looking at improving the entrance (the steep bank) and space from Castor Crescent into Cannons Creek Park to make it more accessible and user friendly.

  • What would you like to see included in this space?
  • Is there anything in this space that you think it’s important to leave like it is?

 

 

We are looking at creating a different space between the proposed wetland and the sports field. This could include different recreational opportunities such as walking, cycling, resting or learning

  • What would you like to see included in this space?
  • Is there anything in this space that you think it’s important to leave like it is?

 

 

We are also looking at removing some of the pine trees between Cheshire Street and the parks to improve sunlight to the adjacent houses and allow for more native plants to grow.   

There are currently a lot of native plants growing underneath the pines trees between Cheshire Street and Cannons Creek Park.  Pine trees are not native to the area and when they are near the end of their lives, as many are in eastern Porirua, they are prone to falling down. They are causing significant shading of the houses along Cheshire and Worchester Streets.   

We are currently looking at the pine trees in the area to see how to  remove them when we create the wetland.  

The creation of a wetland is one piece of work in a larger plan to upgrade the area. The wetland is a great way to help us to quickly address water quality issues in the area and has been funded through the Housing Acceleration Fund.   

Before we can talk about what other improvements we can make in the park, we need to finalise a series of plans for Cannons Creek which take a deeper dive in all the things we need to work on or support to enhance the area. These plans are currently underway and Porirua Development will continue to work alongside our partners to masterplan and share with community once they’re completed.  

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