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Streets ahead in Ngatea


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Footpath Feedback

Community feedback on the preferred footpath options is underway. Feedback closes on 6 March. On March 10, the Ward Councillors will review the feedback and then our designers will be engaged to make any changes agreed to by Councillors. Once complete, we will tender the contract and share plans with the community. We anticipate being able to advertise the contract by end of March and award it late April. All going to plan, work will start in May. Make sure you take the opportunity to add your ‘footprint’ on the footpath design by visiting our website and commenting on the options or even submitting your own design!

Based on weather conditions and all going well with the physical works programme, NZ Transport Agency expect the pavement work (sub layer of the road), to be completed in March. Surfacing and parking bays will be completed by the end of April. The footpath work will start after that. The footpath will be replaced in 100 metre sections at a time over a period of about 20 weeks. This stage of the Ngatea main street upgrade will be a lot less disruptive to businesses, shoppers and visitors to the town.

Streets ahead in Ngatea

Two separate projects to upgrade the Ngatea main street was set rolling early this year.

  • NZ Transport Agency is renewing the main highway, repairing the carparks, and surfacing with asphalt from kerb to kerb.
  • We’re upgrading the kerb and channel as well as replacing the footpaths.

The bulk of the construction work, which includes the highway renewal and kerb and channel, started on 14 January and is expected to continue for about 16 weeks. The footpath will be replaced in sections over a period of about 20 weeks.

Where we are heading

There are many practical things that have to be done before we can turn our thoughts to nice-to-have things like gardens, seating and lighting. We’ve had to be practical about our available budget and time constraints due to fitting in with the work NZ Transport Agency is doing to renew the road. It’s important we fit in alongside NZTA to minimise not only disruption, but also the cost to our ratepayers. Once we’ve got the basics right, we’ll look at options for more street-scape work and how it can be funded further down the track.

View the concept drawings: drawing 1 (JPG, 452KB)| drawing 2 (JPG, 429KB)

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga