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Ladies Bay access to get makeover

28 January 2004

Ladies Bay access to get makeover

Access to popular Ladies Bay will soon be much easier for the whole community to enjoy as Auckland City starts its $48,000 ‘facelift’ on the walkway in St Heliers.

New handrails along the path and footbridges are being installed to assist with the steep walk, helping families and groups to travel the path safely.

Work is due to begin on Monday, 2 February 2004. The walkway to Ladies Bay will be closed from 7.30am to noon each weekday until the work is completed late March. Outside those hours the trail will be safe for public to use and enjoy.

“We have chosen what are considered to be ‘off-peak’ hours to carry out the necessary work. This means that the project will take longer to complete, but hopefully this also means that the public will still be able to enjoy the beach as they would normally do,” says Auckland City’s parks and reserves project manager, Blake Hunton.

The five-minute walk has always been popular with both locals and visitors. What was once described as ‘risking life and limb’ to scale the cliff face in the early 1900s will soon be a quick and safe five-minute walk from car to sand.

The upgrade is being funded by the Eastern Bays community board.


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