An article in the Press December last year spoke about the Council's decision to leave some sections of local rivers to run wild suggesting the weeds and grasses that had grown in these areas had the effect of improving water quality by acting as a buffer for contaminants. A number of people including a Press columnist have voiced their disapproval suggesting the areas are looking third-world, uncared for. Some neighbours have taken it on themselves to mow strips immediately affecting them.
I shot a time-lapse and some video of a small section of the Heathcote illustrating what this area is looking like. What do you think?