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Halswell Quarry Park Plan Finalised

12 November 2009

Halswell Quarry Park Plan Finalised

The second review of the Halswell Quarry Park Management Plan has been confirmed at a Special Committee meeting held at the Christchurch City Council today.

Mayor Bob Parker says after months of public submissions and deliberation, they now have a solid plan to continue developing one of the city’s most treasured metropolitan parks.

A key change from the previous plan falls under a new policy that requires the preparation of landscape plans for the Sister Cities gardens, in consultation with the Sister City Committees, to guide their future development.

Under the new policy, a list of criteria has been developed to ensure any structures will be integrated into the layout of the gardens to complement the heritage and overall style of the park.

A panel of City Councillors heard oral submissions in May, and considered 182 written submissions before deliberating and making changes to the draft management plan at a meeting on 28 October.

“It’s been a long road to get to the point where we are confident about the park’s future, but I believe we have succeeded in reaching that milestone. We can now all look forward to continued development of our much loved Halswell Quarry Park, which is used and enjoyed by people from across the city,” says Bob Parker.

The original 1998 Halswell Quarry Park Management Plan and the Council’s new park management plan, are available to view online at http://www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/parkswalkways/popularparks/halswellquarrypark or copies may be collected from any Council Service Centre.

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