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Coastal harvest begins in the Waimakariri

Wednesday, August 18, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: recreation, safety, prevention

Waimakariri District Council media release: 16th August 2021

Council’s contractors will begin this year’s harvest at Kairaki as well much needed firebreaks adjacent to the Woodend Christian Camp and to the rear of the Woodend Waste Water Treatment Plant, off Gladstone Road this week.

The work at Kairaki is to harvest a commercial forest block that has now reached maturity. This is in an area that is well away from any houses, will have a minimum impact on residents and should take around eight weeks to complete.

Work creating a firebreak at Woodend Christian Camp will start mid-week and should be completed within a few days. There will be stop/ go traffic management on Woodend Beach Road for a short time with trucks using Woodend Beach and Sandhills Roads.

Next week the crews will move to work on the firebreaks at the rear of the Woodend Waste Water Treatment Plant. The walking track between Gladstone Road and Woodend Beach Road will be closed for the duration of these works.

This work is being completed before the balance of the programme begins in late August/ early September.

Strict health and safety practices will be in place throughout the programmed work and extra care will be taken around existing bio-nodes, native forestry and plants, waterways and lagoons.

The walkway at the southern end of the Tūhaitara Coastal Park between Waimakariri River and Reid Memorial Avenue will closed during the Kairaki work – this will be well signposted and should not be accessed at any time by the public.

Signage, safety tape and spotters will be in place throughout the work and the public are asked to pay attention to signage and stay out of the work areas.