Groom Creek Wetland Development
|Consultant:||Morphum Environmental Ltd|
|Project Manager:||Nelson City Council|
All planting and landscaping work was completed and an event was held to mark the occasion in October 2018.
Final excavations are being completed to allow planting below the water line the primary and secondary ponds. Subject to any weather or unexpected delays, this work should be completed by mid-April.
Nelmac completed the earthworks stage of the wetland ponds work prior to the Christmas holiday period.
The next stage of work for the forebay and culvert construction to divert Groom Creek flow into the wetland area will start early March 2018.
A planting programme is proposed as part of the final stage of work to complete the landscaped area prior to a public opening near the end of April.
A construction tender has been awarded to Nelmac Ltd. Work is expected to start on site in early November with completion by the end of April 2018.
The wetland restoration work is near the base of Groom Creek where it enters the Maitai River below the Maitai Motorcamp. This work is primarily to restore what was a natural wetland area to filter out nutrients and sediment from the Groom Creek catchment to stop it entering the Maitai River.
The work is part of Project Maitai/Mahitahi to improve water quality but will also enhance biodiversity in the Maitai Valley. You can learn more about all the aspects of Project Maitai/Mahitahi here.