Kauri Point jetty to close for repairs

The jetty will be closed from October 26. Supplied image.

Kauri Point Historic Reserve will have a fully repaired jetty in time for Christmas.

From Tuesday, October 26, the jetty will be closed to the public to allow for repair works to the jetty’s walkway decking and handrailing to be completed.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by Friday 10 December and during this time the jetty will not be open to the public.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Reserves and Facilities Projects and Assets Manager Scott Parker says repairs to the jetty originally started in 2017 but stalled due to natural events.

Works stopped after the road down to the harbour within Kauri Point Historic Reserve was closed due to a severe landslip on the Kauri Point Historic Reserve that occurred during cyclones Debbie and Cook in April 2017.

“Coupled with Covid-19 disruptions to the delivery of this work we are pleased to be able to make a start on completing the remaining section of walkway decking and handrailing,” says Scott.

“We appreciate this is a popular fishing spot, but public safety is our priority. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to everyone.”

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Posted on 23-10-2021 13:47 | By

So it closed early 2017 due to a landslide halting repairs and coupled with Covid19 has now taken in excess of 4.5yrs. The reopening date is now Nov 10th but no particular year . . . Just saying . . .