The Green Spine forms the core of the Ōtākaro Avon River Regeneration Area. About eleven kilometres long and 345 hectares in size, it extends along both sides of the river and provides the thread that brings the Regeneration Area together.
As there are a lot of geotechnical constraints with the land next to the river, development of this area is focussed on restoring native habitats, wetland development and supporting public access. The Green Spine will include large areas of ecological restoration and wetlands, walking paths, nature trails, cycleways, riverside landings and community spaces such as picnic spots and barbecue areas.
Client: Christchurch City Council
Date: Feb 2022
Installer: City Care