Redevelopment of Colson Road Landfill site

Colson Road Landfill in New Plymouth closed on 30 October 2020. Since then, NPDC has worked with Ngāti Tawhirikura Hapu on a draft plan for the site’s future development and considered feedback from the wider public through the 2018 10-Year Plan about the type of activities they’d like to see provided for.

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Feedback closed: Friday 16 February 2024

About a third of the large 72ha site was a landfill with buried waste, and the site is within a community that is expected to have a growing residential population.

The draft plan is focused on supporting an arts/cultural and environmental hub, with proposals covering a variety of activities:

  • Establishing a native plant nursery in conjunction with Ngāti Tawhirikura.
  • Providing space for Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Society’s new home.
  • Native vegetation and wetland restoration.
  • A mountain bike and/or bridle trail network.
  • Open lawn for public recreation activities.

The full details are in the draft Colson 2050: Remediation Plan and Vision.

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