OKRA Chairman's Blog – March 2020
Greetings to you all
I can report that the rubbish bin trial which TDC operated over the summer holidays seems to have been quite successful. We had a few exceptions but by and large the bins were quite tidy and probably contributed to a “cleaner” than normal situation over the summer. Your committee will review the trial with TDC shortly with a view to determining what the longer term plans for the rubbish bins should be.
REMEDIAL WORK ON STAGE 1 KURATAU BEACH
As reported in the last newsletter, TDC expect to commence work on the first stage of remedial work on the Kuratau beach mid-year. This work involves building two offshore breakwaters, approximately opposite Parehopu and Matutaiko streets. This will involve construction work onshore as well as other reclamation and planting work.
This work is part of an erosion management programme that
TDC have commissioned which reviews lakeshore erosion
issues from the Kuratau River to Pukawa. It is hoped that
work on the rest of that programme will be carried out in
due course. TDC are also planning a major upgrade to the
water supply system in 2022/2023. In the meantime they
are planning an upgrade to the intake which we should
also see happening over the next few months.
So there is quite a lot going on because in addition to the
engineering work there is the Easter Market to look
forward to next month!
Cheers, Peter Britnell, Chairman OKRA
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