INDEPENDENT NEWS

ANZAC Cliffs work given the go ahead

Published: Mon 27 Aug 2012 04:22 PM
27 August, 2012
ANZAC Cliffs work given the go ahead
Consent has been granted for Horizons Regional Council and PMB Land Co to begin realignment works on ANZAC Cliffs in Palmerston North improving flood protection, water quality, and safety for those using the river.
Hearing commissioners for the consent were satisfied with the application and the environmental codes of practice for river works would minimise river disturbance.
Although the proposal will have an effect on the landscape of the cliffs, the commissioners felt that overall these were partly mitigated by way of conditions but also the positive effects of creating a safer environment for the community.
The works will result in less overall sediment in the Manawatu River, protection of residential land, and enhance public access and walking opportunities. Currently it is estimated that up to 20,000m3 of sediment per year is entering the river from the cliff and this erosion will cease with the completion of the works.
“We are really pleased with this result as we have been able to address flood protection and water quality concerns plus address the issues of the wider community”, says Horizons project engineer, Derek McKee.
“We are waiting for the completion of the appeals period and then under consultation with the project partners, we will get started”.
As with other aspects of the City Reach Project, the opportunity will be taken to include recreational access and amenity enhancements. Horizons will work closely with Rangitane iwi to ensure planting of the re-contoured cliff is compatible with vegetation on the adjoining Te Motu O Poutoa pa site, and opportunities will be sought to extend public walkways in the area.
The overall works at ANZAC Park Cliffs is a collaborative effort between Horizons, Palmerston North City Council and PMB Landco Ltd, a subsidiary of the Higgins Group.
The appeals period will end on September 12 2012.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices
By: New Zealand Government
Govt Welcomes Draft Report On The Retail Grocery Sector
By: New Zealand Government
Poverty Burden For Children Increased Due To Government Neglect - New Report
By: Child Poverty Action Group
NZUS Council Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ
By: NZUS Council
Visa Extensions Welcomed By BusinessNZ
By: Business NZ
Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Welcomes Conversion Therapy Prohibition Bill
By: Green Party
Te Pāti Māori Welcomes Announcement Of ‘Ban Conversion Therapy’ Bill
By: The Maori Party
The Salvation Army Supports Proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill
By: Salvation Army
Commission Releases Draft Report On Competition In The Retail Grocery Sector
By: Commerce Commission
Government Plays A Role In Increasing Cost Of Food
By: New Zealand National Party
Commerce Commission Spends Millions Finding Out What We Already Knew
By: ACT New Zealand
Supermarket Competition ‘not Working Well’ For Kiwis – Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media