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Works going on around the Coromandel

Works going on around the Coromandel for October and November

Here is a snapshot of some of the infrastructure works going around Thames-Coromandel District.

Mercury Bay

• The coastal protection wall being built at Brophy’s Beach is going well and will be completed by November. www.tcdc.govt.nz/coastalmanagement

• Works to reopen the Bluff Rd between Kuaotunu and Matarangi are on track to be completed by December. We’re waiting on resource consent from the Regional Council and physical works should be starting in October.

• There’ll be some dust resealing around the area ahead of summer. On the Tapu-Coroglen Rd approximately 1km of resealing will be going on between the Old Coach Rd towards Whitianga in November.


• Flood protection works. Construction of a bridge extension at Manaia Road Causeway will be starting in October and is scheduled to be complete in late November. The Regional Council will then begin floodway and stopbank construction which should take around 12 months.www.tcdc.govt.nz/grahams-creek

• We've started resource consent applications for the construction of a culvert extension and stormwater discharge at the Victoria Court stormwater outlet at Pauanui. This is expected to be finished by December.

• We're going to be reconstructing sections of footpath at Hikuai through to the New Year.

• We're working with the Tairua School at the possibility of creating additional parking on Petley Parade. Our staff are now looking at the scope and cost of any work and will be reporting back to the Community Board before the end of the year with the results of the investigation.

• Tairua Wharf and Boat Ramp enhancement: The business case for this project has been approved by the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board. Community consultation runs from 2 October for one month. www.tcdc.govt.nz/tairuawharfproject


• Williamson Park upgrade. Community consultation on the draft concept plan begins 2 Octoberand runs for one month. Key park users and surrounding residents have already been closely consulted on the plan. Council signed off on the draft plan at its 16 September meeting. The plan involves removing some of the big pines that are at the end of their life span and pose a safety risk. Other improvements in the concept plan include replacement planting, relocating the existing road to create a better space for large events, improved beach frontage, boardwalks and parking.

• Lindsay Rd reconstruction almost complete and resealing should be complete within about a week.

• Footpath reconstruction: Bellona Rd and Mayfair/Port Rd footpaths have been designed and are ready to go to tender. Work will be tied in with Bellona Road seal widening and is scheduled for completion by Christmas.

• Work to improve the drainage on Leander and Philomel roads to disperse stormwater is being organised and is scheduled to be complete by Christmas.


• The upgrade to the Porritt Park playground is progressing. The new toilet block is in place and students from Thames primary schools are working with Council on designing murals for the exterior toilet walls and on plans for new playground equipment.

• Design work is progressing to rehabilitate the pavement on Sandes St and Tui Place. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Christmas. The seal on Sandes St will also be widened at the same time.

• Dust sealing of Kirikiri West Rd (full length) and Tapu-Coroglen Rd (from end of seal at Tapu end to Raupara Watergardens) is expected to be completed by Christmas.

Coromandel Town

• 39 trees to represent each soldier from Coromandel Town who was killed in World War One have been planted at the WWI Memorial Forest site on Hauraki Rd. Students from Coromandel Area School teamed up with the local RSA and our Council to plant the trees. 1,000 trees have already been planted at the site, which also pays tribute to the "Supreme Sacrifice" made by all those New Zealanders who fell in the Great War. www.tcdc.govt.nz/ww1memorialforest

• Coromandel Town centre project. A Streetscape Working Group has been established to assist the Community Board to develop a document that will provide clear reference and direction for the on-going preservation and development of Coromandel Town’s unique CBD environment and heritage character. This exercise provides the opportunity for members of various sectors of the community to contribute meaningfully and creatively to the future of Coromandel Town. The project will also draw from previous community plans to ensure that past consultative projects are reflected in the reference document. www.tcdc.govt.nz/corostreetscape

• About 360m of Wharf Rd, Colville, will be dust sealed in time for summer. There'll also be 1km of footpath restoration work along Colville Rd and the whole of Torehina Heights.

• 16.3km of Colville Rd (above Waitete Bay) will be reinstated starting in December. This is to repair a section of road that was affected by the August 2014 storm.


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