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Kaiaua Coast 2020 to 2022

General stormwater upgrades We’ll be upgrading our stormwater systems along East Coast Road starting with the area opposite the petrol station, then Lispscombe Road. $115,000 We plan to start the East Coast Road work in December 2019 and the Lipscombe Road work in April 2020.
General stormwater renewals Replacing stormwater pipes, manholes etc…as needed. $7000 This is ongoing replacement work that we do every year as needed.
Hauarahi Stream works We’re working to reduce the impact of flooding in Kaiaua by improving the flow of the Hauarahi Stream. The project includes: rock protection of high erosion areas and earthworks; stream clearing and blockage removal. $100,000 over two years This is a two year project that we plan to start early in 2020.
Kaiaua floodgates We’re repairing two floodgates, one in the Kaiaua township, and another one just north of Kaiaua township. $40,000 We plan to have this done before the end of April 2020.
Hauraki Rail Trail Pūkorokoro-Miranda to Kaiaua section We’re building the 10km stretch of the Hauraki Rail trail form Kaiaua township to Pūkorokoro-Miranda. $1.6million Local lizards are stalling the start of work on the final stretch of the Hauraki Rail Trail while a Lizard Management Plan is finalised with the Department of Conservation. The plan will ensure the trail doesn’t disturb the local lizard population. It’s expected the plan will get the green light soon and work will start before the end of November.
Hauraki Rail Trail carparking and freedom camping area We’re creating a destination, not just a toilet-stop, at the Kaiaua end of the new 10km Hauraki Rail Trail extension between the township and Pūkorokoro/Miranda. Plans for the place include day and overnight parking areas with natural landscaping, as well as picnic areas, toilets and safety bollards. An upgrade to the adjacent Pirate ship play ground is also on the to-do list a bit further down the track. $364,000.
This includes an $80,000 contribution from the government and $10,000 from the NZ Motor Caravan Association
We’re planning to start work on this area in March 2020.
Hauraki Rail Trail stopbank repairs The Hauraki Rail Trail runs along the stopbank near Miranda Hotpools. We’re repairing this stopbank, which was damaged in the 2018 flood event. $300,000 We’re planning to do this work from November to December 2019.
Miranda Cemetery drainage We’re putting in better drainage on the uphill side of the cemetery to divert water away from the cemetery site. $12,200 We’re planning to have this project finished before April next year.
Roadworks on East Coast Road  We’re repairing 600m of road immediately north of Kaiaua township.   We’re keen to do this between February and April 2020 if our roading budget allows. If not, we’ll have to wait another year and do it in the early part of 2021.

 Other projects in other areas of the Hauraki District will be added to this list as they become available.