Birdsey Reserve landscape plan

We want to hear your thoughts on all aspects of this plan; what you like, what you don’t like, things we have missed or factors not considered. This is your neighbourhood, so let’s make sure we get it right.

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 19 October 2021 to 16 November 2021

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Consultation has now closed

Consultation on the Birdsey Reserve landscape plan has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 19 October to 16 November 2021.
During this time we heard from 62 individuals and organisations. The table of consultation feedback and staff submission analysis are now available. 

Table of submissions [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Analysis of submissions [PDF, 373 KB]

You can view the meeting minutes, which include the formal resolutions, online at link). You can also view the recording of the decision being made here(external link)

Stage one of the landscape plan is able to start immediately. This includes revegetation and food forest planting by the community.

A staged landscape plan is being proposed for Birdsey Reserve—a reserve area off Bridle Path Road in Heathcote Valley. The Waikura (Linwood-Central-Heathcote) and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (Banks Peninsula) (for Lyttleton) Community Boards have both requested staff to investigate options for dog exercise areas within their communities for a number of years.  Feedback has indicated that Birdsey Reserve may serve both Community Boards.

The first stage will allow the community to be able to continue with revegetation planting. Students at Heathcote Valley School have held planting, weeding and watering events with a Council ranger since 2019. A community food forest and garden is also currently being developed in this area by local community groups.

The second stage is to install dog exercise areas and extend the carpark. This will be implemented when funding is available in the Long Term Plan.  The fenced dog exercise area will allow owners to let their dogs off their lead and socialise in a tightly fenced and double gated area.

Come and talk to us

Date: Monday 1 November 2021

Time: 3-5:45pm

Location: Heathcote Valley Community Centre, 45 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022 


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Who to contact

Hannah Ballantyne,
Engagement Advisor

How the decision is made

  • Decision made