Protecting our city's environment as we grow is important and has been a big aspect of the Council's planning and investment.
Part of looking after the environment in Peacocke includes the Council forming strong partnerships with local iwi and the Department of Conservation.
Peacocke has a rich and extensive gully system of more than 100ha with native and exotic plants, native birds, lizards and other wildlife. The Council and NZ Transport Agency have undertaken extensive environmental monitoring, including about the behaviours of the critically-threatened Long Tail Bats, which has produced nationally-recognised research.
To help leave the environment better off after the Council's work, more than 10ha of gully restoration work and 1.5km of stream restoration will be completed as part of the Southern Links project mitigation.
For any exotic environmental aspects removed as part of the Council's work, the same amount will be replaced/replanted elsewhere in Peacocke. For any native environmental aspects removed as part of the Council's work, three times the amount of native will be replaced/replanted elsewhere in Peacocke.
Long Tail Bats