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Muritai Track work delayed and public meeting planned

Media Release

Thursday 9 January 2014

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Muritai Track work delayed and public meeting planned

Council is delaying work on a planned route change to Muritai Track at East Harbour Regional Park following requests from the public.

Changes which would bring the track up to national standards, were signalled and consulted on in the Long Term Plan and the Parks Network Plan. However, some Eastbourne residents have expressed concerns that the alignment of the new track significantly changes the experience and council has decided to postpone work until it has had an opportunity to discuss concerns with track users.

General Manager of the Regional Council’s Environment Group, Nigel Corry says a lot of thought goes into planning track network to ensure that things like maintenance, safety, cost and access are balanced and achieve the best outcomes for all those who use our parks, and it is also very important to consider the interests of local communities who use and enjoy the tracks on a regular basis.

“Track locations and standards are of interest to local communities. We are keen to have further discussion with interested locals and track users about why the track work is being proposed, and how concerns might be addressed.

Mr Corry says the work which was scheduled to begin this week has been put on hold and a public meeting will be planned for late January and will be advertised in local papers.

ENDS

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