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Trees on the Lake Wanaka foreshore are being felled in readiness for construction of the controversial $1.6 million water sports facility.
Wanaka Watersports Facility Trust chairman Michael Sidey said yesterday the trees would be gone by the end of the week and building would begin in mid-January.
Plans for the 420sq m building near Stoney Creek, in Roys Bay, attracted strong opposition but gained Environment Court approval in June last year after a week-long appeal hearing.
The facility will provide storage and facilities for non-motorised water sports and will include public toilets.