Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Feedback Sought On Frankton Track Tree Programme

28 November, 2012

Feedback Sought On Frankton Track Tree Programme

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking comment on a proposed programme of tree removal and replanting on Frankton Track.

The programme, which would take place on the lakeside of the track only, would see the removal of a number of large and oversized evergreen trees and their replacement with native plantings.

QLDC parks manager Gordon Bailey says the project has been in the pipeline for some time.

“We originally anticipated combining this work with the upgrade of the sewage main that runs adjacent to the track but with that on hold for the time being we’ve decided to proceed with the tree programme as a standalone project,” he said.

Mainly Douglas fir, Eucalyptus and Pine trees were slated for removal along with some other specimen trees that are dead or near dead and pose a risk to public safety.

Pine and Douglas fir are wilding species that spread very easily, quickly taking over from other trees while the few Eucalyptus that are left are in poor health due to annual frost damage. There was also concern that a number of trees were close enough to the sewer line that they could damage the pipes.

Mr Bailey said the programme had been very carefully planned so the track didn’t lose any of its current atmosphere.

“We’ll be leaving most larch, willow and sycamores in place which will continue to provide seasonal colour and that feeling of walking or biking through a woodland area.”

“The proposed replanting will be sympathetic to the planting already done around the developments in the area and by the residents who live above the Frankton Track and the removal of the high dark canopy will see the self-sown native plants that are already growing under the evergreens absolutely take off.”

The Council is seeking feedback from track users and residents about the programme and more information on what’s proposed, including photos showing what trees are likely to be removed, are available online at www.qldc.govt.nz and at Council offices.

Feedback can be posted to QLDC, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown or emailed to services@qldc.govt.nz

Feedback needs to be received by Friday 18 January, 2013.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

More Evidence - Scoop Press Conference Recordings:
PM's Post-Cab Presser 8/8/11
"at that point [Tucker] told me he'd release it ..."

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

Goff: Director’s Letter Contradicts Key’s Claims

At yesterday’s media standup, when asked on the topic John Key said ‘I wasn’t told’...
“In a letter dated November 2011 former SIS director Warren Tucker states three times that ‘in accordance with the usual practice of keeping the minister informed’ the Prime Minister had been told. More>>


 

Parliament Today:

Schools, PPTA Sign Up: Primary Teachers And Principals Vote Down Govt Plan

Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly against the Government’s controversial “Investing in Educational Success” policy, including proposed highly-paid principal and teacher roles. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Usual Round Of Mud Slinging And Name-Calling

This week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the slanging matches. The issue that emerged early this week could hardly be more important. Does the government intend to cut spending in health, education and on the environment if re-elected, or not? More>>

Earlier:

Electionresults.co.nz: National and NZ First Rise in Roy Morgan Poll

National has bounced back in the latest Roy Morgan Poll but the big winner has been New Zealand First who rise to their highest level of support since September 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news