Bollards to help stop beach dumping
A start's been made on installing 2.5km of bollards along the beach side of Centennial Marine Drive. They will help protect Kopututea Reserve dunes and prevent illegal dumping.
"The bollards have been planned as part of our co-management agreement with the Kopututea Trust," says contracts and assets manager Garrett Blair.
"It's important to know that this work is not intended to restrict the community from enjoying this stretch of beachfront, it's just changing the way we access this area to support the environment better."
Kopututea Reserve is privately owned by the Trust but open for access to the public through the agreement.
The Trust Chairman Pene Brown is keen to see this development take place too preserve the sensitive Dune enviroment that Kopututea is.
Contractors began installing bollards yesterday (Monday 4 September) extending on the existing barriers located just past the Pacific Street car park.
Two designated points for vehicles will remain available for access to the beachfront and sand collection.
The work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete and traffic management will be in place as contractors carry out the installation in segments.