Completion of a new dune and wetland system to provide additional habitat for birdlife was a highlight in the Annual Report 2016/17: Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan.
Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee’s report was released today and outlines key achievements and activities either started or completed in the past year.
Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Committee Chair Clr Anita Baker says the report expresses the combined commitment of key strategic partners to meet our vision of “A healthy harbour, waterways and catchment used and enjoyed by all”.
“The Harbour Committee, Porirua and Wellington City Councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, partner agencies and the community are committed to best outcomes for the harbour. While we have made great progress on a number of fronts, flood events, sedimentation and water quality continue to be challenges.”
Recent calls for “harbour dredging” have highlighted the concern and frustration of some residents that not enough is being done to deal with a shallowing of the harbour. The Harbour Committee has asked for a report on the process involved in determining any case for dredging the harbour. This report is due at the Committee’s November 2017 meeting.
This assessment and the upcoming Long-term Plan provide an opportunity for the Councils and community to consider the existing funding levels for Harbour Strategy activities.
Highlights for the year include:
The report also outlines the harbour-related work plan for 2017/18 and highlights activity expectations for the year.
Read the report (527KB pdf)
15 Sep 2017