Minister impressed by regeneration plans
The Waimak’s passion to turn a regeneration zone into an indigenous coastal forest environment has impressed Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.
The Minister visited the Waimak this month to be briefed by the Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust, which manages the Tuhaitara Coastal Park, on its strategic vision for the portion of redzoned land it will be overseeing under the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan.
About 100 hectares of land in Waimakariri were damaged in the Canterbury earthquake events.
“The future land uses stem from the ideas put forward by our community,” Doocey said. “It was great to have the Minister in the Waimak to be briefed on how these ideas will translate into great community spaces for our residents.
“The approval of the plan last year has given us the green light to start shaping some great recreational spaces and development areas for our region that will not only confirm the Waimak as a great place for families but will put us on the map as a boutique destination.
“Our regeneration zones will be assets for the whole of the Waimak,” Doocey said.