The future of the Ōpāwaho Lower Heathcote River

The Waikura Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board is developing a plan for the future of the Ōpāwaho Lower Heathcote River. This plan will guide and coordinate activity along the stretch of the river from the Opāwa Bridge to the Estuary.

Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 8th June 2021 - 28th June 2021

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There is a lot of activity along the lower stretch of the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River by community groups, Council and other agencies, but currently there is no coherent vision to guide this activity so that it is joined up.

The Waikura Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board agreed in its 2020-2022 Community Board Plan to create a document that would provide this direction.

A Working Party of elected members and community group representatives have been meeting to set the foundation for a wider community conversation, and they are keen to hear from you about your vision for the river.

We are aware that many of you have concerns about the state of the river, and the issues and challenges we face to bring the river back to health.  The plan will address these at a high level, with proposals for solutions that community and elected members alike can collaborate in and also lobby for change. 

What are your ideas about how we can create a brighter future for the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River?

Come along to speak to the project team and/or fill in the form below

Talk to the team

Come along to a drop-in to find out more, ask any questions and share your ideas.

Date: Tuesday 15 June between 5pm and 7pm

Location: Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street, Woolston

The drop-in is also an opportunity to meet some of the local community members who coordinate and take part in activities along the river.


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