Funding for the project was confirmed in Environment Canterbury’s Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) approved in June 2009. Passing the appeal period for the resource consents now gives the green light for design and construction to commence.
Construction for the project will take 10 years. Over the first 3 years, work will be focused around “filling the gaps” in the existing secondary stopbank between State Highway 1 and the airport. This will include work in the area of the Groynes, Lakes Rua and Tahi and the Darroch Street/Rushmore Drive area, as well as rock protection work around the road and rail bridges.
Work will be managed by Environment Canterbury’s River Engineering Team and although construction will not commence immediately, survey and design activities will begin now. This includes consultation with landowners where construction works will occur.
Consent application and hearing decision
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