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Hobson Bay walkway concept design open for consultation: Wilson's Beach & Jetty - 22 July

18-Jul-2019

The Orakei Local Board is holding a drop-in session on 22nd July where you can have your say on a walking connection from Wilson's Beach to Shore Road Reserve in Ōrākei, covering about 600m along the water's edge. 

The drop in session is on 22nd July at 5.30-7pm at the Parnell Cricket Club. It’s an informal session with no set agenda. You can drop in at any time to speak with council staff about the consultation.

The walkway extension will include:

  • extending the western end of Wilson's Beach using imported sand
  • building a rock wall to protect the beach from sand loss
  • constructing a timber boardwalk
  • 3m wide concrete path along the extended beach.
The concept design mentions that a “short section of the existing timber pier will also need to be removed to allow the path connection to boardwalk”. The timber pier is known as Wilson’s jetty on Wilson’s beach. It’s over 100 years old and has been a part of Remuera’s marine reserve and waterfront community for recreation since the 19th century. 

Note that the walkway design requires “a short section of the existing timber pier to be removed to allow the path connection to boardwalk.” While Remuera Heritage supports the completion of the Hobson Bay walkway and the extension of the sand for Wilson's Beach, Remuera Heritage also wants to see this small local jetty restored for community use. 

You can have your say from 1 July to 28 July 2019.  And you can also email Hobsonwalkway@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 
Or do it online    https://engage.ubiquity.co.nz/surveys/5w4gczjdf55ntb2g13ch97djk80c2k4k3sp3zmvdq0hjkmyfjw5t78mn5ws0

 Find out more about the proposal and read the concept design here: https://bit.ly/2XiQXR9