The final 3km push... what's needed now
Route options to link the trail
There are two main options to link Riverview Place with McLean Road:
Discussions with landowners along this route are starting to take shape and we need to ensure that landowners views are thoughtfully considered along with the views of Council and the community.
How we will decide
We want all road and trail users to be safe, and the impact on property owners and the environment including the wildlife refuge considered properly. A final decision on this last section of the trail is likely to need more detailed reports along with preliminary design work and costings.
Pros and Cons
There are pros and cons for each route option. Much of the land on the edge of the river and estuary is public land and could be used for public access such as a walkway. However there are a number of reasons including the Department of Conservation Wildlife Refuge, rare bird nesting grounds, and a dog exclusion zone, to consider roadside options.