The Helsinki City Board decided at its meeting of 26 August to propose to the Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment that Helsinki should establish an expansion of the Maununneva nature reserve and confirm the area’s maintenance and operations plan. The purpose of the expansion is to improve water resources management and the ecological state of this wetland as well as to increase the land area of wetland nature.
The expansion of the Maununneva nature reserve is included in the Helsinki nature conservation programme 2015–2024. The current reserve and the proposed expansion represent types of nature and wetlands that have become increasingly rare in Southern Finland and especially in Helsinki.
The City Board made a decision to allocate appropriations for the following preliminary construction work: 8.074 million euros for work in Länsisatama, 20 million euros for work in Kalasatama, and 660,000 euros for work in Kuninkaankolmio. The appropriations were made to the City of Helsinki Urban Environment Division from the 2019 budget for preliminary construction work in project areas to be used by the City Board.
The City Board made a decision, on its part, on the definition of the handover principles for the land area reserved for the Garden Helsinki project in Taka-Töölö. The Garden Helsinki project comprises a centre for events, competitive and recreational sports, other recreational activities, housing, services and jobs. As planned, the centre would include a large multi-use arena, a ballgame arena, homes, offices, and hotel, commercial and restaurant facilities. The final decision on the matter will be made by the City Council.
Other matters approved by the City Board for consideration by the City Council at its meeting of 26 August comprised a project plan for a new building for Day Care Centre Vaapukka and the Roihuvuori Comprehensive School’s lower grades as well as a project plan for the renovation of the Etu-Töölö General Upper Secondary School.
All City Board decisions of 26 August are posted on the decisionspage (page in Finnish).