Area-wide option

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In response to the community needs around recreation, access and enjoyment, we're proposing an option for this whole area:


OPTION: Continuous walkway/cycleway and enhanced recreation areas.

  • Provide a continuous walkway/cycleway adjacent to the estuary, with occasional setbacks where required, to ensure that it is safe and not prone to regular flooding.
  • Sections would be raised, repaired, finished, widened or rerouted.
  • Community-led enhancement of the Southshore red zone to include picnic tables, plantings, and spaces to learn about and observe nature.


About this option

This option would provide a continuous walkway/cycleway along the Ihutai/Estuary, which is occasionally set back from the estuary edge where required to ensure that it is safe and not prone to regular flooding. It would enhance the red zone land in Southshore through the addition of picnic tables, native plantings, and spaces to learn about and observe nature.

We would raise, repair, finish, widen or reroute the existing walkway/cycleway from Evans Avenue right down to south end of the red zone. In the future this cycleway could link to the Te Ara Ōtākaro trail.

The track would be finished to the Council standard track design - 1.5m wide, 75mm base layer of compacted gravel, topped with 25mm crusher dust, with timber edge.

The enhancement of red zone land in Southshore could be community-led through the application for a transitional use lease from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and there are opportunities to apply to Council for community grants funding.

This option could be broken into smaller projects, and staged so that some work could happen quickly.


Read a detailed description about this option which includes estimated costs, how long it would take to deliver and consenting requirements.


In response to the community needs around recreation, access and enjoyment, we're proposing an option for this whole area:


OPTION: Continuous walkway/cycleway and enhanced recreation areas.

  • Provide a continuous walkway/cycleway adjacent to the estuary, with occasional setbacks where required, to ensure that it is safe and not prone to regular flooding.
  • Sections would be raised, repaired, finished, widened or rerouted.
  • Community-led enhancement of the Southshore red zone to include picnic tables, plantings, and spaces to learn about and observe nature.


About this option

This option would provide a continuous walkway/cycleway along the Ihutai/Estuary, which is occasionally set back from the estuary edge where required to ensure that it is safe and not prone to regular flooding. It would enhance the red zone land in Southshore through the addition of picnic tables, native plantings, and spaces to learn about and observe nature.

We would raise, repair, finish, widen or reroute the existing walkway/cycleway from Evans Avenue right down to south end of the red zone. In the future this cycleway could link to the Te Ara Ōtākaro trail.

The track would be finished to the Council standard track design - 1.5m wide, 75mm base layer of compacted gravel, topped with 25mm crusher dust, with timber edge.

The enhancement of red zone land in Southshore could be community-led through the application for a transitional use lease from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and there are opportunities to apply to Council for community grants funding.

This option could be broken into smaller projects, and staged so that some work could happen quickly.


Read a detailed description about this option which includes estimated costs, how long it would take to deliver and consenting requirements.