Reserve upgrade on track
Popular Totara Reserve is getting a makeover.
Already completed are upgrades to the Fern Walk and new signage, while further improvements are planned for other tracks, along with a new playground.
The new section of the Fern Walk is part of a 700 metre development project to link all the reserve’s tracks together, and make it easier and safer for walkers to navigate. It calls for the construction of two foot- bridges, and better track drainage. Bill Martyn from Horizons Regional Council says one of the most anticipated projects is the foot-bridge to keep walkers off the road.
‘‘Horizons is keen to get this bridge installed for safety reasons. There are still a few obstacles, but we’re hoping to work with local organisations to get the bridge installed early this year.’’
The proposed playground will occupy a section of the Camp Kereru campsite featuring a balance disc, basket swing, log bridges, log mound and a balance rope. It has been designed to cater for all ages and will be naturally sourced where possible.
Horizons is funding some of the project, however a further $40,000 is required to see it completed.
For more information about Totara Reserve, its facilities and rates for camping, see horizons.govt.nz