The Porirua Harbour trust has completed the third comprehensive “State of the Harbour” scorecard which reports on progress toward arresting the decline in harbour condition and returning it to a healthy and resilient state.
It is clear that the joint councils in the last few years have worked hard to put in place strategic and operational plans to arrest the state of decline in the catchment, and they should be applauded for their effort. Whether the tide has turned for the better for the harbour is still to be proven. The annual monitoring results indicate that it may take longer than thought to halt the decline.
In releasing the third annual scorecard the Chairperson of the Porirua Harbour Trust, Grant Baker stated that the key concerns are the increased level of mud in the Pauatahanui Arm, the ecological health of the harbour and streams, particularly the Porirua Stream and water quality of our swimming beaches.