How will fence construction affect public access to the sanctuary and the neighbouring track systems?

  • The Trust is working closely with pest-proof fence project manager, Opus Consulting Intl, and contractors, Taylors Contracting and Xcluder Pest-Proof Fencing, and Nelson City Council to assure public safety during fence construction, while striving for minimal impacts to public access.
  • The sanctuary site will remain open during fence construction, with rolling closures around the perimeter of the site centred on where construction is taking place.
  • Tracks around the perimeter will be closed, on a rolling basis, during construction hours (7am – 5pm weekdays), and open for public use on evenings and weekends.
  • Track closures will be posted on our web site and notified in the local newspapers.