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This proposal involves the restoration of a significant part of Golden Bay history to a sustainable and effective use which will add to the development of self reliance in power generation.
The land over which this proposal envisages development has been significantly altered by past industrial activities and is not unique in its setting within the Aorere Goldfields. No unique or endangered species are identified as being significantly impacted by this proposal.
Enhanced access as a result of the re-opening of mainly existing roads and tracks will improve the opportunity for the public to participate in this industrial history and other recreational opportunities including hunting, hiking and mountain biking.
With attention to avoiding disturbing historical remains which do not form part of this proposal, no significant long term negative environmental impacts are predicted.
The Geology of the Parapara Subdivision. Bell et al 1906
The assistance of Nigel Mountfort of DOC Takaka for historical information and field work, Steve Bagley of DOC Nelson for historical information, Grace Winnington and Jesse Lamb for field work and those who have provided expert reports, Katharine Watson, Neil Deans of Fish and Game, Tony Hewitt and Corina Kemp of Envirolink and Phillip Simpson for information of a detailed nature imparted during field visits.
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