Advice and submissions


The Guardians actively provide expertise and advice to Greater Wellington Regional Council (GW), Porirua City Council (PCC), Porirua Harbour Trust (PHT) and other organisations.

In the past we have assisted PCC and GW in the formation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Management Programme (now 'Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan') and we are supporting PHT in the implementation of the plan which has a whole-harbour focus. Lindsay Gow, a Guardians' committee member, is also a trustee of PHT. We are also active on the PCC project advisory group, working on plans for new sections of the Inlet pathway.

We make formal submissions to the Government whenever legislation is proposed which we consider relevant to the health of the Inlet and its catchment. For example, we made a submission on the changes to the Resource Management Act. In March 2011 we made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency on a proposed change to the Regional Freshwater Plan, requested by the NZ Transport Agency as part of the Transmission Gully project. We rejected the plan change - read our argument.

In 2012 we made a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) asking for further mitigation measures to be put in place during the construction of Transmission Gully. We are concerned that it seems the Inlet will be affected more than was originally understood. We encourage you to read our submission for this.

More recently we made submissions on the Duck Creek development resource consent application in October 2015, the PCC proposal to declare the 'Motukaraka Point Recreation Reserve' surplus in March 2016 and the PCC dog policy changes in July 2107.

We make submissions on the 'Long Term Council Community Plan' and have been gratified to see our voice is heard and our suggestions usually acted upon. Here, you can read our submission on the council's draft long term plan 2012.






We also monitor local newspapers and respond to issues where appropriate.

Contact us for further information.


Last Updated: 14/08/2017 10:15pm