Centre of New Zealand tracks to be repaired

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Work to restore Nelson’s most popular walking track up to the Centre of New Zealand is about to get under way.

Council contractors are scheduled to start work on February 15 to re-instate the full width of two sections of track that were damaged during the heavy rain event of December 2011.

Work is expected to take eight to 12 weeks and detours will be in place during this period.  Walkers are advised to follow all signage and keep away from the work area, (see map above).

The work will involve construction of two new timber pole retaining walls and restoration of the track to its original width.

Chair of the Works and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Eric Davy, says he is delighted to see the slips being repaired.

“The storm in 2011 caused a lot of damage, and although these tracks were quickly able to be re-opened, this work is important to bring them back to their original condition and width.”

“This is one of our most used walking tracks, so I’m pleased that Council is making sure they are in top condition for long term use,” says Eric.