More public consultation to come on Coromandel Harbour
More public consultation to come on Coromandel
14 August, 2014
Council approved the start of resource
consent applications to expand Sugarloaf Wharf to serve the
aquaculture industry and address health and safety and
congestion issues at its meeting yesterday.
development of a detailed business case was also approved
for the half-metre dredging of Furey's Creek for charter
boats and recreational boaties, and the Coromandel dredged
basin concept (pictured).
On-going consultation will be
undertaken with the projects Stakeholder Working Group, and
future public meetings will be planned as part of a wider
In addition, the project will be put
out for district consultation as part of next year's Long
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