Blowing away the winter cobwebs in Waihi
Rocket Park a nicer space to be
Aka Victoria Park
We have lift-off on a new plan to make Waihi’s Rocket Park a nicer space. The project includes a revamp of the tunnel mound and its surrounds, as well as a repaint of the covered seating area, which could involve tapping into the creativity of local school children.
The concrete skate bowl, which no longer meets the needs of modern skaters, will be removed completely to make better use of the existing space.
Going for gold
Waihi town’s crucible rubbish bins have been replaced with more efficient solar bins, but that doesn’t mean they have to look like rubbish!
This spring the crucibles will be overflowing with gold after Keep Waihi Beautiful plants them with yellow arctotis flowers supplied by Council.
Our car park overfloweth
Gilmour Lake Reserve is such a popular place to be, we’ve had to build a new car park. On the corner of George and Gilmour Street, the new parking area will provide 14 extra spaces and solve the problem of cars being squeezed out on to the street.
Work is currently underway and expected to be completed within another two weeks.
Work swings into action on new Whiritoa playground
A new modular playground is being built next to the Whiritoa Surf Life Saving Club, starting Monday. It will replace the old playground, which is being removed due to rust damage caused by exposure to sand and salt.
The new playground should fare much better as it is made of more robust material designed for coastal conditions. Swings on the site will also be replaced by the end of July.
More bumper room on Bradford St
Council contractors are currently widening a 450m section of Bradford St, Waihi, from one lane to two lanes. The work is expected to be completed at the end of July.