Temporary closure of a Kopurererua Valley path

Kopurererua Valley Reserve. Photo: Supplied.

Work is continuing to take place to enhance the habitat for native fish in the lower Kopurererua Stream.

While this occurs, the Kopurererua Valley pathway from the Faulkner Street overbridge to the Koromiko Street entrance is closed.

"To access the Koromiko Street pathway, please use the opposite stream bank and Birch Avenue," says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson.

A channel will be cut in the bank of the stream to enhance water flow to allow native fish to enter, live and breed. A bridge will be built over the channel for pedestrian and cycle access.

The Koromiko wetland is an excellent habitat for native fish. However historical farming, drainage practices and an informal stop-bank has disconnected the wetland from the stream over time.

This project is being completed in partnership with Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Port of Tauranga – Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust, and Tauranga City Council as part of our commitment to enhance the habitat for native fish in the lower Kopurererua Stream.

Work started on Monday, March 25, and detours will be in place for approximately six weeks.  
 
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Kopurererua Valley Reserve - K valley - is one of Tauranga’s largest reserves and provides a variety of different recreational and ecological experiences on your doorstep. 

It’s the only inner city reserve in Tauranga, covering 364 hectares.

In partnership with Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council is leading the work on this significant project.

Wastewater pipe renewal 17th Ave/Kopurererua Valley

As part of council’s Pipe Renewal Programme, a wastewater pipe is being replaced near the 17th Avenue entrance to Kopurererua Valley.

A large trench is being dug so the existing 70 metre pipe, which is in poor condition, can be replaced.

The Kopurererua Valley walkway can still be accessed while these works are taking place. Work started on Monday, February 19, and is estimated to take six weeks, weather dependent.

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