Project Twin Streams

Project Twin Streams is a large-scale environmental restoration project. It is working to improve water quality in Waitakere streams by revegetating 56 kms of stream banks with native trees and shrubs, and purchasing properties within the flood plain for removal. This stabilises the banks from erosion, creates a cool, shaded environment for ecology to thrive and filters toxins entering the streams.

Through its unique approach, Project Twin Streams engages local residents in the project through partnering with local community organisations to restore the stream banks through weeding and planting.

Project Twin Streams is a local project with regional benefits. It works with nature and with people to improve the health of our waterways and harbour.

Rachael Trotman and Susie Wood completed the formative evaluation framework of the first five years of Project Twin Streams. Rachael and Alex Woodley of Point Research carried out this formative evaluation. Rachael also completed the Project Twin Streams Story to 2007, focusing mainly on the Waitakere City Council’s perspective.