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Our vision for Silverstream Forest is to create a unique residential development where people live closer to nature. Development would fit sensitively along the forest ridgeline, and the steeper slopes would be retained in native bush and pine.
The undeveloped area would become a public reserve with accessible walkways and cycleways for recreation and enjoyment. Areas of harvested pines will be re-planted with native trees as part of our efforts to restore and improve the ecological, biodiversity, and catchment management values of the future reserve.
We think this could be something truly special and we will need the support of our community to help make it happen.
Continuing a Legacy
The families feel strongly about continuing on the legacy that Francis and Geoffrey left them, by continuing to support the development of the beautiful suburbs and communities of Silverstream and Pinehaven, which they’ve called home for almost 100 years.
Land swap with Upper Hutt City Council
Our vision relies on a land swap with the Upper Hutt City Council. The Council-owned Silverstream Spur is the most suitable location to develop a link road from the valley floor, as the contours allow for a route that would sidle up the south side of the spur to join the rolling ridgetop land of the Silverstream Forest.
We think there is an exciting opportunity to set up a community trust (or something similar) which could help design and develop the park for environmental and heritage conservation, public recreation and enjoyment.