Permanent fix sought for Mauao track
Posted at 11:18am Thursday 05 Oct, 2017
The April slip undermined a 14-metre section of the base track. Supplied photo.
Tauranga City Council is looking for a supplier to complete the detailed design and consenting for the realignment of a 250-metre section of the Mauao base track.
The track was damaged by a significant slip after ex-Cyclone Debbie swept through the Bay of Plenty in April.
In June, the council approved funding of up to $2.2 million to reroute the track along the beachfront, past the statue of Tangaroa. This new section of track will bypass slip-prone slopes, creating a long-term solution that will be easier and less costly to repair.
“Designing and consenting this new section of track will be a complex process. Mauao is of huge importance to the community, and the site has high cultural and archaeological significance. It's important to get this right,” says parks and recreation manager Mark Smith.
After a designer is appointed, the council will be able to provide a timeline for completing the work.
Requests for Proposal close at 2pm on October 31.