Te Raekaihau Point landscape plan and ecological restoration areas by mvm76083

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									Te Raekaihau Point landscape plan and ecological restoration areas
                                                                                                                                                                                            13                                                                                                            Provision for
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1                                                        10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sense of naturalness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isolation/wildness
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                                                                       11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vehicle/pedestrian separation




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 A new deck addition and ramp
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16                                                                              5 Marked parking spaces.
                                                                                 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 Parking areas – no marking
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 Pedestrian route with a packed
                                                                                                                                                                                        Main car park area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             gravel path.
Proposed plant and ecological work                                 Because much of the Point is naturally bare, not all areas
                                                                   should be planted. Planting will be carried out to: buffer                                                                                                                                17                                           8 Casual gathering plinths for
Prepared by Wellington City Council in conjunction with            existing vegetation, replace some grassed areas and stabilise                                                                                                                                                                             seating, picnics.
Blaschke & Rutherford Consultants.                                 the ground surface – especially following weed removal.                                                                                                                                                                                9 Upgraded track access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lookout if funds allow.
Aim                                                                A variety of plant growth forms (shrubs, grasses, herbs, etc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 A new raised asphalt footpath
                                                                   will be used, but predominantly low-growing plants to
Ecological rehabilitation of a degraded coastal gravel                                                                                                                                                                        r foo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tpath                                                                     with kerb edge.
                                                                   maintain views.                                                                                                                                        Lowe
beach to a self-sustaining state, including establishment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11 ONE WAY entrance only.
of populations of appropriate rare and threatened coastal          Planted species are restricted to those known to be                                                                                                                                                                                    12 Areas planted with
plant species.                                                     native to Wellington’s South Coast and having proven                                                                                                                                                                                      native species.
                                                                   potential to be successfully propagated off-site and
Principles:                                                        transplanted into the site.                                                                                                                    15                                                                                      13 Plinth for seating and picnics –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             subject to funds.
    Rehabilitation is based on monitored weed removal,             All plant material to be eco-sourced from Wellington                                                                                                                                                                                   14 TWO WAY entrance/exit point.
    staged over/up to five years.                                   South Coast.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           15 Pedestrian access only to the
    Rehabilitation uses natural coastal processes such as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    end of the peninsula.
                                                                   No vehicle access beyond former carparking areas.
    sand accretion (build-up) and wave action, and natural         Pedestrian beach access is channelled to a few single                                                                                                                                                                                  16 Existing low areas, including
                                                                                                                                    0 5 10 15 20 25 M                                                                                                                                                        parking area, will be slightly
    re-establishment of (non-weedy) species on bare ground.        file foot tracks incorporating sand ladders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             raised to provide better access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             onto Queens Drive and make it
Key                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          easier to view the sea from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             parked cars.
                         Existing vegetation on rock outcrops to remain with weed control.                                          Gravel spit             Ripping of compacted sand and gravels, removal of rubble, weed management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17 Large marine timbers and rocks
                         Landscape planting general: eco-sourced coastal planting, ie flax, poa, euphorbia (sea spurge) that         Compacted area          Ripping of compacted vehicle track, weed management, planting (Taupata Shrubland area).                                                          to separate vehicles from the
                         will be included in the general Council work planned for 2010.                                                                     Marine timbers                                                                                                                                   beach and shore.
                         Ecological rehabilitation – Taupata Shrubland: development of shrub area to increase penguin                                       Rock vehicle barrier
                         habitat as part of a five year plan for natural, self-sustaining coastal vegetation.
                                                                                                                                                            Indicative parking spaces
                         Ecological rehabilitation – rehabilitation buffer: infill planting in conjunction with partial plant
                         retention and weed control as part of five-year plan for natural self-sustaining coastal vegetation.                                Existing pavements to remain
                         Ecological rehabilitation – dune rehabilitation: ecological planting to encourage dune stabilisation                               Dedicated access route through plantings: may use temporary barriers around plantings.
                         with weed control as part of five-year plan for natural self-sustaining coastal vegetation.                SCALE: 1:500                                                                                                                                           December 2009

								
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