Memorial Park development “on hold”

July 6, 2007 at 8:28 am | Posted in Memorial Park / Buckle St | Leave a comment

The latest from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage (4th of July) is that the Memorial Park development is “on hold” pending the outcome of pollution monitoring planned for Buckle St. The Ministry has assured Mt Cook School and parents that the Memorial Park Project Group have taken into account school and parent health and safety concerns and is trying to urgently source pollution monitoring equipment. In the meantime the Ministry is still putting out a detailed design brief to its selected design teams, presumably next week (including the school and parent input), but has otherwise stated that:

1. no decisions on the alignment of the road will be made until results of the
air quality monitoring are available
2. the school will be included in the decision making

The Ministry is therefore NOT expecting construction to begin in October, or the work to being completed by next Anzac Day, as originally planned.  It is now saying, “there is no longer any pressure to make quick decisions”.  This is welcome news!

Posted by Geoff

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