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Work is set to begin on the development of the Karangahake Reserve overflow car park, locally known as Cornes Paddock on County Road.

All weather car park facility 

The Reserve has previously been used for many years as an alternative car park, but only in dry weather. This work will offer a permanent, alternative overflow car park for the busy summer period as well as other busy times.

No change to reserve classification 

The Karangahake Reserve area is very popular with locals and visitors especially over the summer months, as walkers and cyclists enjoy the Karangahake walkways and Hauraki Rail Trail.

“The project has been a long time in the making, and there has been some opposition to the development. To put the matter to bed, Council has had legal advice to ensure that we are able to construct a car park on the site, without the need to change the reserve classification,” says Mayor Toby Adams.

Construction on track for a pre-Christmas finish

While there is not an off-road link to the Hauraki Rail Trail, we would like to work with iwi in the future to develop the area and provide a safe off road link down to the Trail.

Construction will be finished in time for the Christmas period, and we ask that visitors please stay away from the construction site, for their safety, until the work is finished.

“We look forward to constructing this new facility for the local and visitor communities,” added Mayor Toby.

Aerial view of County Road, showing area allocated to car park

Aerial view showing area allocated for parking on County Road