We look back at some of the ideas discussed in earlier months while also looking at the future.
What can residents do to protect the habour?
What is the Porirua Habour & Catchment, Strategy and Action plan?
What can members of the public do to help?
How do vehicles pollute the habour?
Creatures Great & Small
The Rural Catchment
The Porirua City Council in conjunction with Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and local iwi, Ngati Toa Rangitira have developed the “Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan” which sets out the challenges and a plan to address them. See the plan at www.pcc.govt.nz.
The Wellington City Council has a plan for further development described in its document “Northern area – a Framework for growth management” at www.wellington.govt.nz.
Landcare Research defines low impact design and development as follows: “LIUDD comprises design and development practises that utilise natural systems and low impact technologies. Key elements include working with nature, avoiding or minimising impervious surfaces, minimising earthworks in construction, utilising vegetation to assist in trapping sediment and pollutants.” Find more at www.ourfuture.net.nz.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has a paper called “contaminants in shellfish flesh” at