HELP SAVE OUR NATURAL HERITAGE PARK

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago    0 comments

IT'S ALL ABOUT OUR FUTURE

In the heart of Hamilton, Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park is New Zealand’s largest inland restoration project. Waiwhakareke is recreating the rare and endangered wetland once widespread in our region. It is bringing back the rare plants and wildlife that make it home and creating a rich environmental, educational and recreational experience for the city.

Physical Address: Opposite Hamilton Zoo Brymer Road

 

When it is finished Waiwhakareke will be a rich resource for everyone to enjoy - drawing an estimated 85,000 visitors per annum by 2027 and supporting recreation, education, conservation and science. Already Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park has drawn international recognition. It is one of Australasia's Highly Commended ecological restoration projects, as judged by the Global Restoration Network.

The Hamilton City Council is proposing to sell the 5.1ha that was approved by the previous Council for inclusion in the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park. We need a BIG turn out of people at the meeting (date and time below) to show opposition to this proposal.

Please come along to the HCC Finance Committee meeting in the Council Chamber at 1.30pm on Thursday 18th to support us in trying to prevent disposal of the 5.1 ha of public land adjacent to Park.

The Council Chambers are located in the Council building in Garden Place. Instead of going to the main reception go through the entrance on the left and make your way up the stairs. Moira will  watch out for you by standing near the entrance way to Garden Place.

The more of you who can attend the better! If there is a strong show of people who are against the proposal it may tip some Councillors into voting against the proposal to sell the land.

Here is a link to the article in the Waikato Times on the proposal.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/76887710/Council-land-once-set-for-Waiwhakareke-reserve-up-for-sale-again

 

Here is the link to the Council report proposing to sell the land. It is the Finance committee agenda and the report is on Page 93.

http://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-council/meetings-and-minutes/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 



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