18 March 2019
Council contractors will continue erosion control work at Waipuke Park south of Karāpiro from today.
The work will help control bank erosion at the park using sand bags, geo-fabric and kikyu instant turf. Similar work has been carried out previously at Waipuke Park and has worked well.
The work means there will be restricted access to some of the beach front at the park for about six months, particularly around the peninsular. The restrictions will allow the grass to become firmly established.
There are no other restrictions and the park will remain fully open while the work is underway.
Initial work will begin today and is expected to be completed in two to three weeks.
Waipuke Park is off Maungatautari Road and during summer is open from 7am – 9pm. Gates are locked at other times. The park contains climbing equipment and children's swings as well as toilets on site. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads.
Park users are strongly urged to take any rubbish home with them.