We'll be replacing the footpath about 100 metres at a time, making sure everyone has safe access to their favourite shops at all times. Having said that please remember that sections of footpath that we are working on will be construction sites so please observe safety protocols and follow the instructions of crews onsite.
The design for the new footpath is based on the feedback that we’ve received from the community so far, as well as from the development of the Ngatea main street master plan.
We heard that practical makes perfect, so we'll be using simple, robust and local materials, including exposed aggregate footpaths with coloured inlays in selected areas.
We've had to be practical about our available budget but, once we’ve got the basics right, we’ll look at options for more streetscape work, and how it can be funded, further down the track.
For safety's sake
Following concerns raised about the state of the old footpath from Ngatea Pharmacy to Hammer Hardware, we've fixed this section ourselves, as our first priority.
If you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, you'll also be pleased to know we've put temporary ramps at pedestrian crossings to make sure they are accessible to everyone.
We expect to appoint a contractor in July.
Once a contractor is appointed, we'll work with them to develop a detailed work programme.
We're hoping to start work in late July.
Contractor to be appointed in July.
Work expected to start in late July.