Point Dorset Recreation Reserve

15 November 2010

Point Dorset Recreation Reserve, situated between Seatoun and Breaker Bay on the Miramar Peninsula (Motu Kairangi), is a prominent steep coastal hillside at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

Trust members (left) & Council's City Services Director (right) at Point Dorset

Trust members (left) & Council's City Services Director (right) at Point Dorset

The reserve is owned by our iwi partners the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and we are working with them to develop a reserve management plan and a landscape plan for the reserve. We need your help to prepare these plans.

The reserve management plan (prepared under the Reserves Act 1977) will identify the long-term vision for the reserve, its natural and cultural values and how these are protected, and suitable recreational activities.

The landscape plan will complement the management plan and comprise a long-term development and restoration plan for the reserve. Landscape improvements are expected to begin late next year using up to $400,000 from the Plimmer Bequest.

We are keen to know how Wellingtonians use the area and what you think is important.

You can get your copy of the discussion document from the Public Input section of this website, by phoning (04) 499 4444 or visiting the service centre in Wakefield Street or your local library. Feedback is needed by 5.00pm, Wednesday 2 February 2011.

On Sunday 28 November between 2.00pm to 4.00pm, there will also be a guided walk exploring the historic and natural features of this site and you can drop by and talk to Council staff. Meet at the Churchill Park entrance (near Hector Street).

The walk starts at 2.00pm and will be cancelled if it's wet.

For more information, phone Mike Oates on (04) 499 4444.