Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Whitianga Town Centre Upgrade Update

TCDC are removing the existing street lights within Stage One of the construction work area (from Monk St to Lee St).

The service trench excavation on the eastern and western sides of Albert Street continues.

They are slightly extending the road closure to the corner of Blacksmith Lane. This will not affect pedestrian access.

There will be excavation and installation of a 900mm storm water line from Taylors Mistake heading towards Monk Street.

There will be on-site fabrication welding for a new 180mm potable water main.

They are temporarily relocating 4 existing palm trees from Albert Street to Dempsey Wood Civil site compound on Taylor's Mistake. The care of the trees is being monitored by a contracted arborist.

If customers with accessibility issues are trying to get to the doctor or chemist - park as close to the fences as you can. This gives you a 20m distance to get to either destination. Our contractors have been made aware of this and will try and help as much as they can.

Fire and ambulance will be able to get through in an emergency, again with our contractors able to free up access quickly.

For more information click here which will give you information on the next stages for the upgrade and other alternatives for parking away from the main street.

But also please feel free to contact us 07 868 0200 if you would like more information or if you have any concerns.



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