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26/01/2017 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 26 January, 2017
District Council is working on a plan to rehabilitate the Taylor Stream picnic
area on Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road (Inland Scenic Route) after closing the
picnic area last year due to dangerous and wet conditions.
Open Spaces Manager David Askin says the picnic area requires extensive tree
and land restoration to improve the site’s safety for visitors.
to closing off the picnic area, vehicles accessing the site were getting
bogged, and dangerously leaning trees posed a risk to visitors’ safety. We
simply couldn’t leave the picnic area in this condition,” Mr Askin says.
begun developing a plan to remove dangerous trees, open the area up to increase
sunlight and re-landscape the site. Unfortunately, this is a big project, and
will need to be scheduled into our already busy work programme. We hope to have
the work completed as soon as possible so the community can get back to
enjoying this lovely spot.”
have been erected at Taylor Stream advising visitors of the closure and urging
them to stay away from the area until it can be reopened again.
along Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road can still access all other picnic areas along
the road, including Bowyers Stream and Mayfield whilst Taylor Stream is