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My top priorities are restoring our environment, even better parks, and building a stronger, more vibrant community through libraries, cultural and arts projects, and thriving local businesses.
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Kia ora – I have asked the following question on the CityVision website on Sept 6 & not had a response. My concern is that http://www.savechamberlainpark.org has put out a pretty compelling leaflet, “10 reasons why we can’t let CityVision destroy Chamberlain Park”, that has great emotional appeal, beginning with 1 – Massive tree destruction – At least 1000 mature trees will be felled, For people like me, that first reason, along with 7 – Importance of Bird Corridor, would be the triggering issues, and I can’t seem to find any specific rebuttal of the 10 points from CityVision.
As we know, in politics people can be swept aside on single issue matters, and this seems a considerable one.
My question is, is CityVision planning to make any specific response to these points, and if so, where can that be found?
Sorry for the lack of reply.
Yes City Vision does have plenty to say about Chamberlain Park and it’s coming. You can take a look at our FAQs web page if you wish – https://cityvision.org.nz/cp/faq/
Regarding the claim of 1000 trees being felled, of course thousands more will planted in the new plan. There’s a whole wetland which alone will have thousands of plants and trees of various sizes, not to mention trees along the fairways of the upgraded 9-hole golf course, and around the open spaces and cycleways that are planned. Also note that these trees will be mostly natives, to encourage native birds more effectively than the current pines and exotics which are dotted around.