|Our Environment: St Albans Update 1999|
Waterways & Wetlands: A new approach
The Christchurch City Council recently decided that it was time to take a new look at the way it manages its waterways, wetlands and drainage system.
Rather than just looking at engineering standards, a values- based approach was taken. These values have been identified as ecology, landscape, recreation, heritage, culture and drainage and are considered important to our community.
Planned with imagination and sensitivity, along with community consultation, waterways and wetlands can do much to enrich our living environments.
Where increased density is occurring in the City, such as St Albans, the strategy aims to deal with issues such as the overall loss of green space, water quality and quantity and the need to improve the visual amenity of urban areas. To help implement the strategy, fourteen project areas have been identified. St Albans is located within the Central City Project Area. Over time a programme of restoration and protection will be developed. Work is already underway to naturalise St Albans Creek, where it crosses English Park, as part of the parks major improvement programme.
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