One of the large walls lining the Water of Leith opposite the
University of Otago's registry building comes down as part of
flood protection works.
Otago Regional Council engineering, hazards and science
director Gavin Palmer said the wall was coming down to just
above the existing stream bed.
A low-level walkway would be created alongside, designed to
be covered with water when the river flooded. Work along the
Leith from the Leith St footbridge to Forth St was in its
final stages, with extra planting going in on the true right
bank of the river and the resowing of an area upstream of
Clyde St to strengthen its ability to cope with floods, he