We request that WCC put the remediation of our closed landfill into the 2024-2034 Long Term Plan to reduce leachate contamination of Taputeranga Marine Reserve; prevent hydrocarbon odours from stormwater drains in homes; divert storm and spring water from becoming contaminated in the under-landfill pipes; and create a natural stormwater system that provides habitat for our non-human residents, and an engaging space for recreation, food growing and spring water harvesting.
|27 October 2023
|27 November 2023
The community has been working on this project for 10+ years. It will continue to revitalise our community and the environment over the next decades, just as the 20+ years of rubbish tip destroyed them. We know the project will take time and be costly. The concept design already created by the community can be a starting point for developing a detailed design: collaborating with residents, Mana Whenua, WCC staff and outside design consultants. Construction can be in stages as funds permit.