New look­out for Bax­ter’s Knob

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‘‘It’s go­ing to tell the story of the place and the evolv­ing sub­di­vi­sion.’’

Bax­ter’s Knob in Aotea is get­ting a new look­out.

Porirua City Coun­cil land­scape ar­chi­tect Andrew Gray said the theme of the look­out was time and change.

‘‘It’s go­ing to tell the story of the place and the evolv­ing sub­di­vi­sion.’’

Gray said the hill was al­ways iden­ti­fied as an im­por­tant land­mark in the de­vel­op­ment of the Aotea Block.

In 2011 the de­vel­oper’s plans for the sub­di­vi­sion around the area were agreed and in­cluded a road up to the area around the small knoll.

A pub­lic re­serve was pro­posed to pro­tect Bax­ter’s Knob as open space.

He said the knoll pro­vided stun­ning views up the coast to Pukerua Bay, over the Porirua Har­bour and south to Mount Kaukau.

‘‘There’s even a carpark for peo­ple who don’t want to get out of the car.’’

The plans for the look­out be­gan in 2012, at the same time as earth­works for the sub­di­vi­sion be­gan, and Gray cap­tured a 360 de­gree photo of the area.

He said the panoramic view be­came a key part of the look­out con- cept and would be used as a se­ries of photo pan­els at the com­pleted look­out.

‘‘It means fu­ture home own­ers will be able to see where their houses were.’’

The look­out will also pro­vide an el­e­vated view point of the Trans­mis­sion Gully mo­tor­way route around the back of east­ern Porirua.

Gray said the photo would also pro­vide an im­por­tant be­fore and af­ter com­par­i­son view for this im­por­tant mile­stone in the de­vel­op­ment within the city.

A time cap­sule, con­tain­ing thoughts and as­pi­ra­tions of the res­i­dents of Aotea and peo­ple in­volved with its de­vel­op­ment, will be buried un­der the look­out.

Con­struc­tion of the look­out will start in the next few months.

Bax­ter’s Knob in Aotea

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