Chance to explore new foreshore
A new foreshore being built on Onehunga’s waterfront has reached its first significant milestone.
Residents can take a close look at the works carried out so far when an open day is held on Sunday.
The restoration of the foreshore is one of the largest reclamations of its kind in New Zealand.
When work is completed in 2015 there will be a series of sandy bays dotting the area along Orpheus Dr, beside the south-western motorway, and greater reserve areas for the public.
Construction manager Jenn Murphy of lead contractors Fulton Hogan says the first phase of work has not been without its challenges but things have progressed well.
‘‘We’re really pleased with production at the moment, we’re getting really good progress even in the wet weather.
‘‘One of the major challenges has been working with the tide and figuring out how that works.’’
Ms Murphy says public feedback about the project has been positive.
‘‘We get new people each day commenting and normally in a positive and excited nature, I’m pleased to say.’’
Visitors on Sunday will be able to walk around the sea bund created as part of the $28 million project.
Good progress: Onehunga Foreshore Restoration construction manager Jenn Murphy on the new bund. An open day will be held this Sunday.