Chatterton River draft strategic restoration plan
A draft plan has been developed to unlock the potential of the Chatterton River through restoration and enhancement of the river north of Woodbank Road upstream to the Hanmer Forest Park.
What potential do you see?
- Read the draft plan. Link here.
- Look at the amenity maps. Link here.
- Share your thoughts: have we captured the full potential? What have we missed? Tell us before 5pm on Monday 30th of September 2019, by
- Online survey
- Feedback form
- Post or delivery to the Hanmer Springs Service Centre or the Amberley Council Office, c/ Chatterton River Consultation
Overview of the draft plan
- The draft plan outlines a 10 year project to restore a section of the Chatterton River (reach north of Woodbank Road).
- The project will compliment and work alongside local conservation and recreation groups.
- The project will include weed and pest control and planting to enhance the riparian area and the adjacent river bank.
- The project includes further track construction. This provides an opportunity to enhance recreation opportunities on the western side of the village where new residential developments are taking place.
- The Chatterton River also presents an opportunity to provide a link between the St James area and Hanmer Springs Village.
- New picnic areas are proposed. The locations suggested were chosen for there accessibility and location to existing parking areas.
- The project area will be monitored to document the change overtime from a predominately exotic ecosystem to a restored native system. The monitoring will show progress towards achieving the ecological and hydrological objectives of the project.
- The project will be overseen by a Governance Group, lead by Councillor Fletcher on behalf of the Community Board. The Governance Group will include representatives from Te Tihi o Rauhea Hanmer Springs Conservation Trust, Hanmer Springs Track Network Group, the Hanmer West & Upper Chatterton Rating District Liaison Committee, Hurunui District Council (administration), Environment Canterbury and the Department of Conservation.
- The project will be externally funded, i.e, the Community Board has not set aside any funding for this project. A key first action for the Governance Group will be to apply for funding grants.
For further information please contact Nicola Kirby on 03 314 0058 or firstname.lastname@example.org