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4 comments:

  1. Ian Shearer, 10. December 2017, 21:31

    Well said Peter, and a lovely photo of Trelissick Park tranquility.

    I am looking forward to being able to access the park via the track from Oban St.

     
  2. Chris Ward, 11. December 2017, 8:35

    The Walking Access Commission strongly support an entrance to the Park off Oban Street. Full marks to the TPG for persistence.

     
  3. David Bond, 11. December 2017, 13:15

    Would be great to have a track all the way from Churchill Drive/Otari-Reserve entrance, along the Kaiwharawhara Stream to where it joins the Korimako Stream in Trelissick park. The only impediment here is a tunnel beneath the railway which carries the river but which can also be walked-through on a narrow concrete ledge – albeit at a stoop and surrounded by creepy-crawlies.

    It would be really good to see this route properly opened-up as it would join the two parks Otari + Trelissick together. But I suspect that without a lot of expense, the tunnel would fall foul of today’s safety requirements even though it can be got-through quite easily when river levels are normal.

     
  4. Chris Horne, 17. December 2017, 22:13

    On 6 November 2002, on contract to landscape architect Julia Williams, who was contracted to WCC, I accompanied her from Kaiwharawhara Stream, up through Trelissick Park’s bush, to Oban Street. We began just upstream of the detritus trap, crossing the creek without getting our boots over-topped. We followed the route Mr & Mrs Maynard had marked with red cloth tied to trees. The route headed towards the pylon, then veered left, and finally ascended the surveyed public right-of-way between nos. 112 and 114 Oban Street. On the slope below the street we noted survey pegs either side of the legal right-of-way.

    I am shocked that now, fifteen years after Julia Williams recommended that WCC open the route between Oban Street and Kaiwharawhara Stream, it has not been formalised. The existing track, put in for pest-animal control purposes by a volunteer, needs minor upgrading. Then a sign should be mounted at the Oban Street entrance, warning walkers not to cross the stream if it is in flood. This sign can be removed when a foot-bridge is built across the stream.