Help us take Colson Road from Trash to Flash

12 March 2019

After being used for more than 40 years as the region’s rubbish dump, NPDC’s Colson Rd Landfill site is closing this year.

It’s another step in our Zero Waste 2040 journey and we want people to help us make the most of a unique opportunity to decide on the future of the site.

NPDC has set aside about $1.5 million to turn Colson Rd into some kind of public space in the next five years.

People’s ideas will help NPDC plan the future development of the space and will also help when we begin to make decisions about what kind of “capping” work will be done later this year.

NPDC Councillor Richard Handley says the closure presents a unique opportunity to decide how we leave the space for our grandchildren, as we aspire to Zero Waste 2040.

“There’s more to this place than just an old dump site,” says Cr Handley.  “There’s a large forest area and we already have some ideas about what we could do, such as turning it into a park or bike trail or skating rink.  We’ve got an open mind and want to hear your ideas.”

Let’s Kōrero is your chance to feed us ideas about some big projects on our books, that we’re working on as part of our latest Annual Plan, which includes an operating budget of approximately $150 million.

You could win an iPad, by filling out our quick two-minute survey at between 4 March and 2 April.

Terms and conditions apply.

Truck dumping rubbish at the Colson Road Landfill