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Proposed reserve at Porirua Stream Esplanade

We’d like to hear your thoughts on us declaring land at Porirua Stream Esplanade Reserve, Kenepuru Drive, and classifying the land as Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade) under Section 14 of the Reserves Act 1977.

The Proposal

In 2017, the land described as Section 1 SO 552663 and Section 2 SO 552663, at Kenepuru Drive, Kenepuru was agreed by the Council to be acquired in a land exchange with Waka Kotahi/New Zealand Transport Agency as part of the Transmission Gully Motorway project.

The Land was acquired as fee simple land and is therefore not currently held as reserve. In order for the land to be managed as reserve under the Reserves Act 1977 it needs to be declared as reserve under section 14 of the Act and classified as Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade). It is proposed to incorporate the land into the surrounding Porirua Stream Esplanade Reserves.

Section 23 of the Act states that local purpose reserves are for the purpose of providing and retaining areas for such local purpose or purposes as are specified in any classification of the reserve. In this case, the Land proposed to be declared and classified is for esplanade purposes.

If submission on this proposal are received these must be considered before a decision is made on whether the land should be declared as reserve and classified as Local Purpose Reserve (Esplanade).

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Key Dates

When What
Friday 1 October 2021 Submissions open
Monday 1 November 2021 Submissions close
Thursday 25 November 2021 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero
Thursday 25 November 2021 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates and changes are agreed.
Thursday 16 December 2021 Council makes decision on declaration and classification of land. This decision may be made on 25 November, depending on the number and nature of submissions received.

Have Your Say

Go online

  • The easiest way to have your say is to complete an online submission here.

Write to us

  • You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

    You can have your say in a number of ways:
    • Download a submission form here.
    • Email your submission to:, with “Reserve Declaration and Classification at Porirua Stream Esplanade Reserve” in the subject line
    • Hand in your submission to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court
    • Post your submission to:
      Reserve Declaration and Classification at Porirua Stream Esplanade Reserve
      Porirua City Council
      PO Box 50218
      Porirua City 5240
    • Give us a call

If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you

Submissions and objections close on Monday 1 November 2021.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 25 November 2021.

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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email Matt Hoffman at or call on 04 237 3854.


To support our drive to be as transparent as possible all submissions will be publicly available but without your contact details. If you don’t want your name made public please tick “Withhold my details” on the submission form. Please note you won’t be able to withhold your name if you choose to speak at the hearing or if you are representing an organisation.