If done right, the transition of the Kawarau arm back to river would create a beautiful area for the community to enjoy. At the moment the Kawarau Arm is all about what has been lost, but we want to change it to what we gain.
Listen to Megan from Lake Dunstan Charitable Trust (LDCT) chat with Henry on Radio Central about what's going on this month with Lake Dunstan and the Kawarau Arm. We talk about how the investigation into a weed harvester is going, what's going on with the driftwood and our restoration project we have planned.
Megan will be on the radio the third Thursday of each month at 8:40am so make sure you tune in!
Fulton Hogan are making fantastic progress in the removal of driftwood in the Kawarau Arm. In just four days they have covered around 900m of the shoreline from Richards Beach to Butchers Drive.
It is the first time this part of the arm has been cleared and we cannot wait to see all the work finished. Great work Fulton Hogan and Contact Energy!
Day 1 of Contact Energy's four week project to remove driftwood from the Kawarau Arm. Great to see them doing more to care for the visual amenity of the area. Its a massive project and very complicated but their great staff will work tirelessly for the next month to improve the look and safety of the Kawarau Arm.
Could more be done to manage the silt issue in the Kawarau Arm?
Listen as Kathyrn from RNZ talks to Boyd Brinsdon, head of hydro generation at Contact and Duncan Faulkner the project manager from LDCT.
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Read Contact Energy’s responsibility, or duty, to address silt, or “sludge”, under its Landscape and Visual Amenity Management Plan 2020-2025” (“L&VA Plan”).