Upgrade to beach access on 29 November 2019

Recent winds, tides and usage have made the beach entrance off Manga Pirau Street difficult for vehicles. The Association contacted Horowhenua District Council, and after a site visit we’ve received this info from Ben Wood, Parks and Property Officer:

An update on the beach access works, we have received approval from Mr. Miritana to regrade the entrance to the beach. Our contractor has this earmarked for Friday [29 November 2019].

There will be mulch added to the mix, this should help retain the entrance shape but is purely experimental in this particular situation. We would normally add it to dunes where there is a risk of wind and wave action disrupting plantings so I’m unsure how it will behave under vehicle disruption.

The Council and the Committee have been working really well together this year, especially on things to do with the beach entrance, Hank Edwards Reserve and dune plantings. We have good lines of communication and a good working relationship.

The objects of the Association are:

To promote and protect the interests of Ratepayers and the residents of the district and to create and foster public interest in all matters affecting the progress and welfare of the district.

If you think there’s a Waikawa Beach issue that needs action from Horowhenua District Council or Horizons Regional Council then please either let the Committee know at wbra.committee@gmail.com , or for smaller issues go directly to Council, but please also let us know what’s up.

Tricky beach entrance on 17 November 2019.
Tricky beach entrance on 17 November 2019.

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