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

 

ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool

ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has begun public engagement on the enhancement of the Forth St to Otago Harbour reach of the Water of Leith, one of the final stages of the Leith Flood Protection Scheme.

ORC Director Engineering, Hazards and Science Dr Gavin Palmer said this stage of the long-term project is an exciting opportunity to transform the area.

“This section is well-known for its high walls and concrete channels, products of historic flood protection and reclamation of shoreline work going back to the early 1900s. Although the deep channels have made accessibility difficult, we believe it has the potential to become a new and functional space for the public.

“Before our team begin concept design development, we want to hear what the public would like to see happen in this area. Any enhancement work will complement the improvements already made with our previous flood protection works, and will maintain the flood protection aspect of these channels,” Dr Palmer said.

The council is asking for feedback on the project called ‘Love Your Leith’, with a trial of a new online engagement platform.

ORC Director Stakeholder Engagement Sian Sutton said this new platform enables the public to choose how they want to give feedback.

“This is a chance for people to share their big ideas on how they’d like this classic Dunedin feature to look and feel. Whether it’s about facilities, access or ecology, the online tool gives a variety of options for people to respond. We know that people are busy and coming to a face-to-face meeting is not always an option. Having modern online engagement tools ensures that everyone gets to get involved without leaving the comfort of their lounge room. We’re also keen for younger people to have voice in this project and the fact is that these generations are moving more and more toward digital platforms.”

Ms Sutton also said there will also be other opportunities to provide feedback: “Obviously, we will never replace seeing our ratepayers face-to-face – what we’re really seeking to do is give a broader range of choices for people, and do it in a way that is fun and engaging.”

ORC is also taking a joint approach to design development. A Working Group for the project has been established, with representatives from ORC, Dunedin City Council, University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic, and Aukaha on behalf of Kāi Tahu. With the guidance of an external facilitator, the group will collaborate to develop design concepts based on the community feedback gathered from ‘Love Your Leith’ public engagement.

To have your say, visit http://loveyourleith.orc.govt.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

The “Scoop 3.0” Transition Plan
There is good reason to believe that a new path and a better future is possible for Scoop in 2019 as a pioneering independent Media company. A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’.

By opening up Scoop’s structure to community ownership and exploring decentralised technology through the blockchain we can ensure the public has a stake in this enterprise and a say in its development. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

Text Messages Released: National On $100,000 Donation(s)
The Botany Electorate of the National Party received 8 donations, and Mr Ross declared 8 donations to us. More>>

ALSO:

Film Industry Working Group:

Three Killed: DOC Supporting Family, Colleagues After Helicopter Crash

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka... The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when it crashed. More>>

ALSO:

Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

ALSO:

Education Amendment Bill Passes: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>

ALSO:

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Cull: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels