Twizel Man Made Hill Development

The Twizel Community requested the transformation of “Man Made Hill”, an untidy mound of spoil from the Ministry of Works days. In response, Xyst crafted a concept plan for review and implementation by the Mackenzie District Council. The project’s primary goals were to engage the community, revegetate the hill, and enhance the existing walking trail.

Xyst’s involvement led to the consultation of local youth, (leading to the establishment of a Mountain Bike Club), and the development of concept plans for a dynamic mountain bike flow trail and improved public access to the hill. Further work developed a four-stage revegetation project, utilising native species commonly found within Te Manahuna (The Mackenzie Basin).

Upon the plan’s approval, Xyst was engaged to implement the project. This encompassed the execution of stage one of the planting, the installation of the Mountain Bike Flow Trail, and the realignment and resurfacing of the existing walking trail. Additionally, Xyst managed the procurement and installation of essential infrastructure including rabbit-proof fencing, an irrigation system, outdoor furniture, and signage.

Project Benefit

Prepared plans for the enhancement of Man Made Hill and project management of the development.
Client organisation
Mackenzie District Council
Open Space Planning
Concept plans
Trail Feasibility Studies 
Project Management
Project scoping
Capital works programme management
Capital works project management
Landscape Architecture
Mapping and Geospatial Analysis