As background information to the amended tracks proposal you can view:
We're inviting comments on the amended track layout in the HMNZS Steadfast landscape plan, before reporting the plan to the Community Board for approval.
Although mountain biking and shared use tracks were not explicitly included in the original consultation material, feedback to the HMNZS Steadfast draft landscape plan included comments from more than a third of submitters that a range of track users should be provided for - including some strong advocacy for mountain biking.
In preparing the updated tracks plan, we further investigated issues such as hazard zones and gradient. This was followed by a site meeting between Council staff, the Cass Bay Reserve Management Committee and mountain bike representatives, to discuss suitable track options.
We have not been able to accommodate submitter requests for mountain bike access via Whakaraupo to the ridgeline to link with other tracks in the area.
This section of track is for walkers only and the steep and difficult terrain is unsuitable for mountain biking. Signs will indicate walking only.
You can view and print this larger plan for consultation [PDF, 5 MB]
Thursday 30 September, between 4.30pm and 6pm.
This will only happen if we are Level 2, and corresponding restrictions of record keeping, distancing and mask wearing will apply.
We will include a notice on this web page if the session is cancelled.
Your feedback on the tracks proposal will help us finalise the landscape plan to take back to the Community Board for approval.
Once we have considered all the feedback, we will send you
To keep the process moving, we will now be taking a report for a decision on the building leases to the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board 11 October meeting.
Feedback to the landscape plan including strong community support for ongoing access to and use of the buildings has been taken into account in finalising the proposal for the future use of the buildings.
The Cass Bay Residents' Association are in negotiation with the Council and have indicated willingness to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with TS Godley.
The report will be available at christchurch.infocouncil.biz three working days before the meeting.