The new residential subdivision that is being built at the old Teachers' College site needs to have more power, water and wastewater services than are currently there.
To do this, the services need to be run into the site along the road edge. This requires the developer to dig trenches. Unfortunately, there are seven trees that are in the way.
Over the next few months, you’ll see us removing these trees as the trenching is completed and the services are laid.
Once the services are laid the developer will install a new footpath providing better river access. A new set of roadside trees will be planted.
Preparing for the Hokowhitu Lagoon upgrade
The retaining walls on of the banks of the Hokowhitu lagoon are currently in poor condition and due for replacement. This is a two-stage project, with the first stage to be completed between February and April 2020.
To begin stabilisation work, 10 non-native trees close to the lagoon bank will be removed over the coming weeks. A number of these trees are dying and pose a safety risk. All other non-native trees will remain.
To re-stabilise the bank, it will be cut back into a slope and planted with native wetland vegetation. These plants will be ecologically sourced from the local area and will be used to both support wildlife and address water quality issues. All existing native trees on the water’s edge will be retained in place.
Read more about the project here: