Porirua Adventure Park - Have Your Say

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We are consulting with our Community

Have your say! Consultation on the Porirua Adventure Park, proposed for Porirua City at Spicer Botanical Park/Te Rāhui o Rangituhi, has begun.  

Before construction can begin the developers, Porirua Adventure Park Ltd Partnership, need to acquire various permissions to use the land for this purpose. 

The developers have had resource consent approved for the development of the Porirua Adventure Park (subject to 15 day appeal).

You can see the Porirua City Adventure Park Consultation Document with the proposal for the lease of land for the Porirua Adventure Park. 

They also need permission to lease land at Spicer Park and adjacent landfill land from Porirua City Council under the Local Government Act process.

Because this is public land, we will be consulting with our community to gather their views on the Adventure Park as a whole. The formal consultation period runs from Thursday 16 May until 5pm on Friday 7 June, 2019.

You can have your say in a  number of ways:

  • You can submit here through our Submissions Portal.
  • At our drop-in sessions at the City Hub at 7 Serlby Place in our city centre on Wednesday 29 May between 12 noon and 1.30pm, and 5.30pm and 7pm.
  • Email us with questions at Adventure.park@poriruacity.govt.nz with "Adventure Park Lease Proposal" in the subject line. 
  • If you don’t have access to a computer, you can pick up a hard copy submission form at our front counter at 14 Hartham Place, or ask at any of our city libraries. You can fill the form out and submit it at the same place. Please include your name and contact details and let us know if you would like to attend a hearing to speak in support of your submission.
  • You can post your completed submission to:  

           Adventure Park Lease Proposal 2019
           Porirua City Council, 
           PO Box 50218, 
           Porirua 5240

This formal consultation period follows on from early engagement with the community during April.

A hearing of submitters in person will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Your privacy

All information provided as part of the submissions process will be publicly available. This supports our drive to be as transparent as possible, but, if there are any personal details you don’t want made public, please let us know.

What Porirua Adventure Park will provide

The new park will include a series of walking and biking pathways and routes freely open to all. A gondola ride, zipline, wave simulator and cafés will be on offer for those who want to pay for the experience. 

Porirua Adventure Park will improve the ability for people to enjoy the reserves and will give access to those who couldn’t previously get there, for example the elderly, small children and people with disabilities or accessibility issues.

An artist's impression of what the new Adventure Park will look like

Porirua Adventure Park Artist Rendering

Economic benefits for Porirua

The independent MartinJenkins Economic Impact Assessment states that during construction the financial benefit for Porirua will be $8.3 million, and for the Wellington urban area, $13.7 million, while the project will also create 100 and 152 jobs respectively.

The economic benefits during operations are also impressive with the project expected to add $9.6 million annually to the Porirua City economy.

Jobs created at that time have been assessed at 147 for Porirua City alone.

It’s estimated there will be an additional 80,000 plus visitors per year.

Impact on Spicer Botanical Park and Te Rāhui o Rangituhi (Colonial Knob)

Plans show that the proposed areas of development are expected to impact access to a small portion of Spicer Botanical Park.

Porirua Adventure Park will be freely accessible to everyone with the option to pay to use the new facilities.

The development of the park will mean more people visiting and using the area, there will be the construction of buildings that blend into the site, the removal of some plants and some alterations to the landscape during construction and the term of the lease.

Impact on Spicer Botanical Park and Te Rāhui o Rangituhi (Colonial Knob)

Plans show that the proposed areas of development are expected to impact access to a small portion of Spicer Botanical Park.

Porirua Adventure Park will be freely accessible to everyone with the option to pay to use the new facilities.

The development of the park will mean more people visiting and using the area, there will be the construction of buildings that blend into the site, the removal of some plants and some alterations to the landscape during construction and the term of the lease.

Adventure Park Map

Permissions needed before development can begin

Before construction on the park can begin, Porirua Adventure Park Ltd Partnership need to acquire various permissions to use the land for this purpose. 

The  resource consent has been approved (subject to the 15 day appeal period).

 The Department of Conservation concession, and consents and discharge permits from Greater Wellington Regional Council, are currently in progress and decisions are expected by mid-year. 

Porirua Adventure Park Ltd Partnership also need to obtain a lease from Porirua City Council to operate the park from Spicer Botanical Park. This is what we are consulting with you on now.

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions about this project, then check our handy and helpful FAQ's

Decision on granting the lease/licence

Council is aiming to make a decision on the lease by the end of July 2019.

For more information please email us on Adventure.park@poriruacity.govt.nz