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Flash, new landscape for Cobham Drive foreshore

16 August 2004

Flash, new landscape for Cobham Drive foreshore

The southern foreshore in Evans Bay is getting a welcome face-lift, thanks to Wellington City Council’s four-year project to revitalise the area.

City Council’s Project Manager Peter Hemsley says work has already been completed on relocating the drainage outfall to divert the stormwater main near the Cobham Drive-Troy Street roundabout, and from Thursday 19 August work will begin on filling the hole separating the two beaches.

“This will help create a larger formalised carpark and improve access to the beach. For safety reasons a new entrance has been constructed 100 metres east of the existing one.”

Hours of work will be from 9am to 5pm during the week, with some Saturday work as required. This work will be completed by the end of September.

“This upgrade will help to make the area more attractive with extensive planting, and also aims to protect the foreshore from erosion,” says Mr Hemsley.

“The 1.3km stretch along Cobham Drive is regularly used by pedestrians and cyclists, but currently ignored by commuters to and from Wellington’s airport. The extensive landscaping we’re doing will change that.”

Later this year, Tower of Light - another of the series of Meridian Energy sculptures - is expected to be installed in the area on the approaches to the airport.


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