Upper Hutt Leader
Redevelopment of Royal Wellington Golf Club land beside the Hutt River has won an environmental award.
The Encore Awards are made by the Wellington Regional Council and Department of Conservation to honour sustained commitment to environmental restoration, biodiversity and conservation in the region.
TIC Golf Projects Ltd and the golf club jointly won the excellence in compliance award.
The award citation said project contractor TIC Golf Projects and site owner Royal Wellington Golf Club have demonstrated an understanding of the environment surrounding the golf course site and the potential effects of works on it.
"Impacts of works have been minimised through excellent sediment control, extensive streamside plantings, wetlands to control stormwater runoff and improve the look of the site, and rock lining of a stream channel to provide for fish passage.
"Daily monitoring is in place to check the effectiveness of erosion and sediment control measures, and the parties have communicated any changes to controls effectively and regularly. This has resulted in both parties having not only met but exceeded the compliance requirements for multiple consents issued by the Wellington Regional Council for this project."
Upper Hutt Forest & Bird won a highly commended award for its Hull's Creek restoration project (community partnerships award) for making excellent progress transforming the stream and encouraging the return of aquatic animals and fish.
- Upper Hutt Leader