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Restoring the streams and bush to their former glory



Glenside Streamcare Group purpose

Long term: Restoration of natural streams and bush corridors in Glenside.

Short term: Develop places beside the streams for people to visit and enjoy.


How you can help

The Glenside Streamcare Group was established in 2002 in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council’s “Take Care” programme. It has now morphed into the Glenside Restoration Group. 

Our projects

Rowells Road Layby

Rowells Road layby site is our current project and is located on the corner of Middleton Road and Rowells Road. The layby is a popular rest area. We are planting native grasses and low-growing flax here so that people on the layby can see the stream.

We are also planting areas of pioneer species such as manuka and coprosma. These plants will create a canopy to shelter future emergent species such as tawa, rewa rewa and pigeonwood.


The Debris Arrestor

The Debris Arrestor is a flood control measure for Porirua Stream. The 300 meter planting site is along the Middleton Road stream bank between Richmond Hill and Willowbank Road.

First planted in 2003, this very sheltered site allows the plants to thrive. There is a wide riparian strip partially planted in sedges and flaxes.

Stebbings Dam

Stebbings Dam was built as part as part of the flood control measure for Porirua Stream. Access is gained by a short walk, either from the end of Stebbings Road in Glenside or from Westchester Drive in Churton Park. The planting site is on Stebbings Stream at the base of the dam.

The site is exposed to strong winds and winter frosts. As a result we have needed to plant this site with a selection of hardy plants. Native fish are often seen in the stream.


Further information

For sediment or pollution in the stream -
call the Greater Wellington Pollution hotline 0800 496 734.

Print a brochure about the Glenside Streamcare Group

(Streamcare Brochure PDF 460 KB)