The Tairāwhiti Navigations programme will be delivered for 2019 local and national commemorations.
We're making the walkways and viewing points more vibrant and accessible, using artwork and story boards to create a heritage trail at significant sites.
March 2018 - Inner Harbour first phase of construction work continues with contractors replacing water and wastewater pipes. Works also include a new car park adjacent to the Plunket building and the redevelopment of The Works car park. This phase will be completed in May.
A plan change to resolve some of the issues around car parking in the inner harbour is being progressed and is at the construction stage. The second phase of the project starts in October.
Titirangi summit - a feasibility/business case was developed and presented to the Navigations Steering Group in February (includes Ngati Oneone and ECT). It was agreed that more work should be undertaken to understand the aspirations for the site, both for Ngati Oneone as well as the wider community, and its connectivity to the rest of the maunga. Two workshops were held and information will be fed into the final business case for the Titirangi Summit project, which will be of benefit to external funders.
Titirangi restoration - $512k external funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Department of Conservation (DOC) was granted in January 2018. Pest control programmes are well underway with weeding already completed in the Rakaiatane planting area and on the summit pa site with more planting planned for other areas on the maunga in March and April.
September 2017 - Inner harbour registrations of interest for construction.
Titirangi restoration planting completed for winter season, 2000 planted by 800 school kids. Cook Landing Site project team established. inner harbour detailed design near completion.
July 2017 - Resource consent granted for phase 1 of the inner harbour redevelopment.
June 2017 - Council endorsed the master plan which shows the way we'll work to design and build pathways and places.
May 2017 - Eastland Community Trust released funding to carry on development of the bridge design and detailed designs of the historic interpretations.
April 2017 - Council approved the Historical Interpretations Strategy. Monk Mackenzie/Novare approved as the preferred bridge designer for the Turanganui River Bridge project. The Inner Harbour concept plan for phase one was approved to proceed to resource consent stage.
February 2017 - Councillors appointed to the Inner Harbour Advisory Group - Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Andy Cranston, Shannon Dowsing, Larry Foster and Malcolm MacLean.