|Our Environment: Issue 21 Summer 1999|
Environmental Awards 1999
Riccarton Bush or Putaringamotu, one of our City's greatest natural treasures, has received this year's City Council Environmental Award in the natural environment section.
Councillor Anna Crighton, Chair of the Environmental Committee, presented the award to Charles Deans, representing the Riccarton Bush Trust. The award ceremony was held in the newly refurbished Bellamy's wing of the Canterbury Provincial Buildings last month.
Runners up in this section were the University of Canterbury grounds and the Ilam Homestead Grounds.
The Summit Road Society received the award for services to the environment. It was presented to John Jameson, grandson of Harry Ell, whose vision and drive early this century led to the building of the Summit Road.
Runners up were the New Brighton Pier and Foreshore Society and Email Appliances.
The built environment award went to the BroadOaks subdivision on the former Coronation Hospital site. Significant trees and vegetation have been preserved and the design of roads, retaining walls and planting carefully integrated.
Runners up were the Theatre Royal, Excelsior Hotel and University of Canterbury.
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