Plans to build the 10km stretch of Hauraki Rail Trail from Kaiaua township to Pūkorokoro Miranda were rolled out to the community at a drop-in session in Kaiaua in May, where proposed designs for a car parking and freedom camping area at the Kaiaua end of the Trail were also on display. The session was well attended, and further feedback has also been received via the council website and email.
Thanks to everyone that shared their thoughts and ideas. We heard that you were keen to keep the Trail on the seaward side of the road north of the County Bridge, so our plans have been updated to reflect that. The car parking and freedom camping area will stay at the northern end of the township.
Construction of the Trail itself was due to begin at the end of July, with work on the car parking and freedom camping area following towards the end of the year.
Local lizards are stalling the start of work on the final stretch of the Hauraki Rail Trail while a Lizard Management Plan is finalised with the Department of Conservation. The plan will ensure the trail doesn’t disturb the local lizard population. It’s expected the plan will get the green light soon and work will start before the end of November.
The finalised plans and design are now available to view.
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