We’re improving safety at Watts Peninsula in Miramar, Wellington, and – because of multiple hazards – it’s important that no-one accesses the site while our work is underway. The work is part of our management of the site while we help to establish a reserve.

Read an overview of the wider reserve project, including reports we’re using to establish work priorities.

Helping establish a new reserve at Watts Peninsula

What we’ve completed

  • Removal of dangerous trees, overhanging dead wood and large stacks of logs.
  • An upgrade of Mag Road to improve safety and stormwater runoff.
  • Appointed Fulton Hogan to carry out regular mowing and maintenance.

What’s next

  • Minor demolitions of structures.
  • Asbestos removal around the magazines on Mag Road.
  • Fencing of historic Māori pā sites.
  • Long-term surface water management along Mag Road to help ensure it doesn’t wash out during storms.

Protecting the kārearea and other native wildlife

We are working with Predator Free Wellington and Predator Free Miramar to ensure they can continue their great work on the peninsula while we have contractors on-site. We are also monitoring the annual nesting location of the kārearea (New Zealand falcon) so it is protected when any new work is scheduled.

Contact us

Email us at wattspeninsula@linz.govt.nz

Last Updated: 22 March 2022