Blue­stone set to stay

Central Leader - - News -

Her­itage kerb­stones are here to stay in Owairaka.

For­mer Eden Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board chair­woman Gil­lian Dance raised con­cerns about stones on Owairaka Ave that have been re­moved as part of kerb and chan­nel construction.

Ms Dance says the blocks made of blue­stone sco­ria have been there for close to a cen­tury and most likely came from Mt Al­bert’s quar­ries.

“The stones have been there for nearly 100 years and shouldn’t be re­moved.”

Auck­land Road Main­te­nance Al­liance West man­ager Lawrence Butcher says the stones were re­moved dur­ing the kerb and chan­nel re­con­struc­tion and will be re­set when work is fin­ished.

Con­trac­tors are aware the kerb­stones are rare and make ev­ery ef­fort to en­sure they are treated with care, he says.

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