A culvert is to be cleared and the weeds pulled out from the Sunninghurst reserve pond (centre bottom) after concerns from the community that the water is stagnant. Photo by the ODT.
The Dunedin City Council's parks and reserves team has been
busy following up on several projects and community concerns
in the Saddle Hill area recently.
The team is to update Saddle Hill community board members on
its work this week.
In a report to the board, parks operations officer Richard
Dahlenburg said the team had investigated planting and
watercourse issues raised by residents in relation to
stagnant water in the Sunninghurst reserve.
A partially blocked culvert would be cleared in the next week
or two and unsightly weeds in the planting would be
Otherwise, Mr Dahlenburg said he was happy the pond was
operating as it should.
He said an original concept plan for the site showed native
planting and some conifer trees dotted through.
The conifers were no longer present, and the team was not
recommending their inclusion on a native revegetation
It was his understanding the concept plan was not a consent
condition and was intended as a guide only.
The parks team was also seeking prices for fencing and digger
work for the tracks and replanting project at Walton Park.
A draft map of proposed tracks had been produced as a result
of a recent site meeting with board members and it was
anticipated a plan would be presented to the board within the
Mr Dahlenburg said field drainage works at Sunnyvale Park had
begun and were 50% complete.
The project was expected to be completed soon.