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Work to fill in the duck pond at Aotea Lagoon is about to get underway.
Contractors will be on site next week to begin the project, which will ultimately transform the pond into a landscaped lawn, with naturalised stream.
Once the preparation work is complete, the first key step will be to de-water the pond, and safely relocate fish and eels to nearby streams.
The exposed sludge will then be dredged into geo-bags, before fill is brought in from Porirua Park to create the new lawn area and stream.
Work will continue until June this year, and while it’s underway there will be some restrictions for lagoon visitors.
Pathways around the pond will be closed off, and access from the gates opposite the Police College will be restricted.
The toilets (and changing room) will be closed, so portaloos will be provided on either side of the work site. The all ability toilets located at the southern end of Aotea Lagoon Reserve remain open.
The playground and splash pad will be open, and people will be able to walk between the two via the main path beside the lagoon.
The miniature railway will be closed during the project, as the bridge over the duck pond will be out of action.
We’ll update our Facebook page and website as the project continues.
14 Jan 2022