6 Mar 2017

More work to be done near Canterbury quake memorial

3:44 pm on 6 March 2017

Work to further enhance the Avon River around the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial will get under way this month.

An artist's impression of the Avon River Precinct.

An artist's impression of the Avon River Precinct. Photo: Supplied / Ōtākaro Limited

The work will form part of the Avon River Precinct, one of Christchurch's anchor projects, which is being managed by Crown-owned company Ōtākaro Limited.

The precinct features a 2km paved promenade on the eastern side of the river.

The western side of the river will be a green space with walking and cycling paths.

Ōtākaro Limited chief executive Albert Brantley said the next portion of riverside promenade construction was starting mid-March, between Antigua and Durham Streets near the earthquake memorial.

The memorial, which is a part of the precinct, was [http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/325048/memorial-for-canterbury-quake-victims-unveiled

opened on the sixth anniversary] of the Christchurch earthquake, last month.

Ōtākaro Limited said the whole precinct was expected to be completed late next year.

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