Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board Update

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board Update

Northern Water Schemes

Staff provided an update on progress and a revised programme to the
Board at our March meeting. The current programme indicates work
commencing on the Waikouaiti treatment plant upgrade in October 2007.

The programme also targets August 2007 for the commencement of works
on the first stage of the pipeline. Stage 1 includes the pipeline to
Waitati and storage for Waitati and Warrington. The programme targets
commissioning for Waitati in March 2008 and Warrington June /July 2008

DCC staff have advertised for registrations of interest from
appropriately experienced contractors, with the view to involving the
preferred contractor/s in the detailed design phase of the project.
Registrations of Interest close on the 16th April.

Questionnaire

The Board would like to thank all those who took the time to complete
and return the questionnaire. Staff are assisting the Board in
collating and summarising the questionnaires.

Seal Extensions

Staff are in the process of preparing for next years works programme
and have contacted residents of the streets affected by the works for
comment on the proposed works.

Streets targeted for the 2007/08 year are Halkirk, Dunnet, Rona,
Kamura, Bernera Streets and Parata Avenue.

Road Safety

The Board are meeting with Staff in Early April to discuss safe
walking spaces within our communities with the view to prioritising
work required and appropriate standards. The Board will also be
discussing various road safety issues within our area.

Blueskin Library Upgrade

Board members have been provided with an update on the proposed
upgrade for the Blueskin Bay library. Concept plans are well
advanced, the community steering group will be seeking feedback on the
concept plans from the community over the next couple of months.

Finally just a reminder if you have any issues you wish to raise with
the Board please feel free to contact any member directly.


by Gerard Collings, Chairperson, Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

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