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Returning West Auckland’s streams to their former glory


25 February 2013


Returning West Auckland’s streams to their former glory

La Rosa Gardens in Green Bay will be transformed into a vibrant recreation space for Aucklanders as part of a community project launched on Saturday 23 February.

The project returns the Waitahurangi (Avondale) and Parahiku streams running through the Gardens to a more natural state, resulting in a greater level of biodiversity and supported by a new wetland area, which will act as a natural filter to limit the amount of pollution reaching the sea.

Mayor Len Brown says the project is a win for the community and the environment.

“It is great to see the council, environmental groups and communities working together on projects like this. The local community will be able to enjoy a pleasant and attractive recreational area, while biodiversity gets a boost and the area becomes a haven for native birds and plants,” says Len Brown.

Project manager and Senior Stormwater Project Engineer, Tom Mansell, says: “We’re removing the concrete pipes and replanting the stream banks either side of the stream, as well as protecting the banks from erosion. This project is one of many stream restoration projects underway in the city.

“Stream daylighting is about removing streams from lifeless underground pipes and restoring the streams ecosystems and their capacity to manage high levels of rain water. It also about reconnecting people with the stream, by providing walkways for visitors to the park to enjoy getting close to our unique natural environment. Projects like this help to enrich the identity and well-being of our neighbourhoods and our communities,” he says.

As part of the community engagement programme, local residents will have the chance to connect with the restored stream and with each other through tree-planting days, educational workshops, celebrations and community artworks.

The project is looking for local volunteers to get involved and help establish a lasting community legacy. If you are interested, please contact Gabriela Ezeta for more information on 826 0554 or by email Gabriela@ecomatters.org.nz.

ENDS

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