25 March 2019
A gondola ride, zipline, wave simulator, cafés, walking and cycling tracks are all part of what’s proposed for the
Porirua Adventure Park at Spicer Botanical Park/Te Rāhui o Rangituhi.
Darryn Grant, Manager City Growth and Strategic Property, says before construction can begin the developers – Porirua
Adventure Park Ltd Partnership – need to acquire various permissions to use the land for this purpose.
“The developers are nearing the end of the resource consent process which is a requirement under the Resource Management
Act. They also need permission to lease land at Spicer Botanical Park from Porirua City Council under the Local
Government Act process. Because this is public land, we will be consulting with our community on their views on the
Adventure Park as a whole.”
“For example, there may be questions about the impact of development on Spicer Botanical Park and what the perceived
benefits of the Adventure Park are.
“We’ll be starting with an early engagement period in April. This is a chance for people to find out more and ask
questions ahead of the formal consultation period that's expected to start in May, subject to the resource consent
process being completed,” Mr Grant says.
Plans show that the proposed areas of development are expected to impact access to a small portion of Spicer Botanical
Park. The Adventure Park will be freely accessible to everyone with the option to pay to use the new facilities.
An independent MartinJenkins Economic Impact Assessment shows that once the park is operational it’s expected to
contribute $9.6 million to the Porirua economy, with 147 local jobs and an estimated 80,000+ visitors per year. The
Council is aiming to make a decision on the lease by the end of June 2019.
People wanting more information can visit the Council’s website, attend drop in sessions in April or emailAdventure.email@example.com