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Judges Bay Upgrade

( A more attractive, sandy, all-tide beach, accessible to everyone is the aim of Auckland City Council’s upgrade of Judges Bay.

To help inform the development of a concept design for improvements to the foreshore environment, the council is seeking feedback about what people think the priorities are by 5pm on Monday 26 April.

“There are a number of opportunities to improve the area around Judges Bay beach as part of the upgrade, from providing better access to the beach, to improving pedestrian connections and facilities,” says Councillor Toni Millar, deputy chairperson of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee.

Work on the Judges Bay upgrade will be delivered in two stages and is scheduled to begin in mid 2010 and be completed by mid 2011.

The first stage of the project involves dredging and removing sediment from the bay and bringing in new sand to create an extended beach. This will make it possible to enjoy swimming in the bay at any time of the day. Improvements will also be made to stormwater outfall.

Stage two will focus on improving the foreshore environment through landscaping and design features and physical work is scheduled to begin in early 2011.

“We want people who know and love the area to tell us what they think the priorities for improvement are so we can develop a concept design which includes new paving, seating and fixtures. Important consideration will also be given to the rich history of the bay,” says Ms Millar.

For more information and to provide feedback visit the display stand at the Parnell Community Library, check out the Auckland City Council website’s Where I Live – Hobson section under “Local projects” or phone Auckland City Council.

Feedback as well as advice from council officers and specialist advisors will inform the development of a concept design which meets the scope and budget of the project.

The upgrade will complement the wider area, from Dove Myer Robinson Park to Parnell Baths and Tamaki Drive.

The project is part of the council’s citywide coastal upgrade programme which aims to protect and enhance the unique features of our valued coastal environment. The cost of the upgrade will be about $5million.

Media Release 13 April 2010 from Auckland City Council.



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