Two Mount Maunganui hot pools will be closed this week for refurbishment.
Tauranga City Council reports the passive pool and outside spa pools will both be closed from Tuesday, July 17 until Friday, July 20 while refurbishment works are undertaken.
Two Mount hot pools will be closed for refurbishment this week.
This is also the last week for the public to have its say on two of the council’s bylaws.
Submissions on the Draft Street Use and Public Places Bylaw and Traffic and Parking Bylaw are open until 5pm on Friday, July 20.
Full copies of the statement of proposals, draft bylaws and policy and submission forms are available from Council’s Willow Street Customer Service Centre, all Tauranga libraries and on www.tauranga.govt.nz (under the “Have Your Say” section).
This information from this week’s Tauranga City Council weekly bulletin for the week beginning Monday, February 6, published below.
- Authors’ Zimbabwe experiences: This free event is being held on Thursday 19 July, 12.30 – 1.30pm at the Tauranga Library. Local author Raewyn Weller and Australian author George Artz will share their life changing experiences of doing community work in Zimbabwe.
Parks & Leisure
- Pruning work will be done in the next few weeks along Marine Parade. Some pohutukawa trees along Marine Parade are starting to grow into the road zone and need to be pruned back. This work will be quite substantial in some cases. There are about eight of these trees between Banks Avenue and Sutherland Avenue. The long term plan is to plant successor trees behind each pohutukawa, slightly further back from the road where they won’t encroach on the road zone or damage the curb the way the existing trees are. When the new trees are established the old ones will be removed.
- The Tropical Display House in Robbins Park on Cliff Road will be closed on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July for annual maintenance.
- The narrow cobble footpath on the Maunganui Road boundary of Coronation Park will be replaced in the next week with a wider concrete surface.
- Works are underway on the Ohauiti High Pressure Water Main Installation project. McFetridge reservoir has now been decommissioned and works are currently taking place at 30 Ohauiti installing a additional link, works are programmed to finish by the end of June/July and mailout has gone out to affected residents advising that minor changes in water pressure may be experienced as a result of the upgrade.
- A water shutdown is planned for Grace Road and Harvey Street on 16 July. Affected residents have been notified.
- Three reported sewer blockages occurred this week. One was in Valley Road where cable thrusting had damaged pipe connection. Another was in Second Avenue where it is suspected the connection has thrust damage. The Moiri Place pump station rising main has failed and is within a private property. This caused an initial overflow to the estuary until the pumps could be switched off. A temporary repair to the pipe is complete so the pump station is operational again.
- Work on the sand dune opposite 29 Marine Parade is being done to reestablish and improve the stormwater soakage area that had become overgrown and was causing dune damage. Coast Care will follow up with the plant restoration works.
Coronation Park; Maunganui Road: Work to widen the existing footpath on Maunganui Road adjacent to Coronation Park is due to start this week. The work is expected to be completed by the end of July.
Construction Sites: Watch for construction vehicle movements around large commercial construction sites at:
- Police Station Site Willow Street
- 24 Pacific Avenue
- Horny Bull Site, The Strand
- 518 Cameron Road
- 40 Selwyn Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Selwyn Street
Overhead Power lines: Maintenance work to replace overhead powerlines is underway in Windermere Drive, Poike Road and Oropi Road. The work is weather dependent. Please watch for road works signs and drive carefully in these streets.
Matapihi Rail Bridge Pathway: For safety reasons the pathway on the rail bridge has been narrowed to only allow single file access. Please take extra care when using the pathway.
Maxwells Road: Weather permitting, work to renew the kerb and channel on the first 200m section of Maxwells Road (on the Waikareao Estuary side) starts this week.
Moffatt Road / SH2: Work to install new sewer mains in Moffat Road and on SH2 near the intersection with Moffat Road is continuing. The work is being done off the road and should not affect traffic but please take care when driving through the area. This project will complete the Bethlehem residential wastewater system.
Spring Street Parking Building Extended Hours: The Spring Street Parking Building is now open until 11:30pm Monday - Saturday and after 7pm it’s free.
The Strand Northern Reclamation Car Park Extended Hours: The Strand Northern Reclamation car park is now open until 11:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Welcome Bay Road: Depending on weather, the final layer of hot mix will be laid on the section of Welcome Bay Road between Forrester Drive and Waitaha Road on Wednesday and Thursday this week. While the resealing work is done, this section of Welcome Bay Road will be closed to city bound traffic . There will be detours in place through Village Park Drive, Waitaha Road and James Cook Drive. Traffic heading towards Papamoa will not be affected. Please expect delays and use an alternative route if possible. Access to the shopping centre will be maintained at all times.
Ultrafast Broadband: Work to install Ultrafast Broadband is being done in the mid Avenues area (4th -15th and Gate Pa and Greerton) and at the Mount in the residential areas of Maunganui Road to Marine Parade and Central Parade area. Most of the work is being done off the road. The Ultrafast Broadband Project is a central government initiative. More information about the project is available at www.ultrafastbroadband.co.nz or call 0800 342 735.
Council - Thursday 19 July at 2.00 pm
- Water & Wastewater Charging Options
This report seeks Council approval for detailed modelling and analysis of shortlisted water and wastewater charging options.
- Masonic Park Boundary Treatment
To consider a request from the adjoining land owner to Masonic Park for a waiver or easement to enable their new building to have an active frontage to Masonic Park.
- Tsunami Warning Sirens
Proposals have been received for the design, consenting and installation of tsunami warning sirens for Tauranga. This report recommends appointment of a contractor to commence detailed design and prepare and lodge land-use consent application(s).
- Schedule of Documents Executed Under Seal
This report provides information to Council on the documents that have been executed in the period 30 May 2012 to 21 June 2012