We have an opportunity to create a coastal pathway that connects Christchurch’s southeastern suburbs, allowing communities to come together, embrace the outdoors and celebrate our beautiful coastline.
If done well this pathway could become a new icon for our city and offer both locals and visitors alike safe access to the water’s edge. We believe this coastal pathway is not only essential for recreational purposes but for the protection of our precious coastal dune system. We will include native coastal planting to prevent further erosion and protect the area for future generations to enjoy whilst improving the quality of the water.
By creating a coastal pathway and with the native rejuvenation we are also restoring the area’s cultural history and connection to Ngai Tahu. The area will tell a symbolic and meaningful story and evoke the cultural significance and importance of the tangata whenua (local indigenous people) and their connection to both the land and sea.