Tīrau Walkway, Bridge and Domain Upgrade
Pedestrian access into the Lower Domain is closed from Thursday 14 October 2021 as the area is a construction site.
The bridge over the Oraka is still to come - this will link the Upper and Lower Domain.
Council has committed significant funding in the Long Term Plan to upgrade the Domain and complete the walkway and bridge.
Detail design of the new suspension bridge over the Oraka stream has started with construction expected to be in October 2021, which will connect the upper and lower Tīrau Domain.
The Domain Action Group and Tīrau Community Board submitted through our LTP process to pull the funding of $500,000 in year 2 forward to year 1. Council has approved this which means we can make progress on the playground, toilets and hardstand market stall area quicker than originally planned. The contract for the upgrade has been awarded to Downer with physical works scheduled to start in September, to avoid winter earthworks.
The concept landscape plan, which forms the basis for the Domain Upgrade project is below.
Primary contact person is Victoria Cooper who can be contacted on 0221065867 should you have any questions.
Update - 11 October 2021
What has happened to date?
- The building has been demolished, including asbestos removal.
- Vegetation has been removed.
- Site cleared.
- Footpath works have been prepared.
What's coming up in the coming weeks?
- Drainage installation.
- Carpark construction
- Footpath construction.