Council forges ahead with Heathcote Valley Park
Friday 12 March 2004
Council forges ahead with Heathcote Valley Park project
Christchurch City Council’s plans for its exciting Heathcote Valley Park development will not be stalled by the recent Tamaki Heritage Experience decision to put its Ferrymead project on hold.
Within the next month the Council will give approval for a contractor to start work on the extensive wetland and waterway project on the Heathcote Valley floor. This work will include creation of wetlands and a saltmarsh area with associated plantings; water treatment ponds; walking/cycling/horse-riding tracks; and two new sportsfields.
The Council will also continue with its rehabilitation of the former landfill site at Woodhill, Ferrymead. “Rehabilitation of this area will ensure that health and safety requirements have been met for the Tamaki project or any other development on the site,” Christchurch City Council project manager Darren Moses said.