Future of Norfolk Pine Trees on Esplanade
In recent times the construction of the Link Pathway and other proposed or potential works along the seaward side of the Esplanade in Kaikōura has stimulated some discussion in the community regarding the 57 Norfolk Pine trees that are present along the foreshore.
Next steps from here include
- Stage 1 Path Development - Now that the results of our community surface trial are in, we will develop Stage 1 of the Pathway from West End to Torquay Street.
- Stage 2 Design & Resource Consent – We are finalising the design for Stage 2 of the pathway which stretches from the end of Torquay Street to Point Kean and will be submitting a resource consent application soon.
- Continued opportunities for input - As the project continues to develop, we will also be asking the community for feedback on ideas for special areas along the route, furniture and finishes, as well as picking up the conversation with regard to opportunities for cultural narrative and public artwork. Will Doughty CEO commented, “We need to be very mindful that the project funding was obtained purely for development of the pathway itself and that some of these additional ideas will need to developed and funded overtime.”