We’d like to hear your views on the proposed landscape plan.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 19th November 2018 - 12th December 2018
19 Nov 2018

Background

Photo showing members of the community planting in the reserve

In May 2018, we received a request from local residents to plant in the West Broken Run Reserve.

In July, we invited the local community to a BBQ in the reserve and speak to us about what they would like to see in a landscape plan for the reserve.

Concerns were also raised about drainage and the frequency of lawn mowing in the reserve. Plants have been selected to suit the environment, with species that tolerate wet feet around a waterway. By planting out more of the reserve, this will also reduce the grassed area while creating a more inviting environment. These ideas have been incorporated into the plan overleaf.

In October, we held a community planting day at the reserve and plan to hold another in winter 2019.

We’d like to hear your views on the proposed landscape plan.

Proposed landscape plan

Photo showing members of the community planting in the reserve

The proposed plan [PDF, 3.9 MB] includes the following:

  • A focus on native species
  • Riparian planting along the edges of the waterway
  • Planting on the north and south banks with lower planting on the southern banks to reduce shading of houses
  • Areas of flax planting
  • Feature trees (including nut trees)
  • Fruit trees including Apricot, Damson, Feijoa, Pear, Plum and Quince and fruit bushes 
  • Photo showing members of the community planting in the reserveincluding Blackcurrants, Blueberries and Gooseberries
  • Nature play area incorporating logs, boulders and low planting
  • Boardwalk over the stream (subject to additional funding) 

Timeline

  • 19 November 2018 - Consultation opens
  • 12 December 2018 - Consultation closes
  • February 2019 - Decision meeting

  • Winter 2019 - project start (if approved) 

Planting Day 2019 

We plan to have another planting day in winter 2019.

Please let us know if you would like to be contacted about the planting day in the form below.