Porirua Foreshore: New Dune and Wetland Area Introduced

Porirua Harbor Strategy Coordinator, Keith Calder, recently toured newly created dune and wetland area on the city foreshore of Te Awarua-o-Porirua.

The coordinator was accompanied by Porirua Mayor, Mike Tana, Greater Wellington Regional Council Deputy Chair, Barbara Donaldson, and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbor and Catchment Joint Committee Chairperson and Councillor, Anita Baker.

It is the latest development in a project that is restoring, rejuvenating and protecting the harbor edge from the Porirua Stream Mouth, near the city center, around to Titahi Bay Road, said the Porirua City in an announcement.

“This work is changing perceptions of our harbor. It’s not only attracting interest from our residents but the business community is looking at how it might add value in terms of new development around this popular part of the city foreshore,” said Porirua Mayor Mike Tana. “It’s opening up a whole range of discussions as our city turns to face the harbor.”

Porirua City Councillor, Anita Baker, said it’s exciting to see work finish on such an important harbor project.

“Not only has it beautified our harbor foreshore, the new dune and wetland area has created a self-sustaining ecosystem that will attract and support more native wildlife and plant life. It will also help filter stormwater before it goes into the harbor.”

The new dune and wetland have been created over the past ten weeks in a project that has seen local school children help with planting, and erosion prone areas of the foreshore reshaped and protected by rock rip rap.

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