Waiuku’s made over

Franklin County News - - News -

Waiuku’s town cen­tre makeover is all but com­plete.

The $2 mil­lion project was due to fin­ish on Fri­day, af­ter nearly one year of construction.

The town cen­tre up­grade in­cluded new foot­path paving, land­scap­ing, street and amenity lighting, kerb and chan­nel, street fur­ni­ture and elec­tri­cal works. Fin­ish­ing touches are be­ing ap­plied to the cen­tral busi­ness district

this week, in­clud­ing pro­fes­sion­ally clean­ing the paving and ap­ply­ing a sealer.

Franklin District Mayor Mark Ball says: ‘‘ This is a ma­jor mile­stone and it’s heart­en­ing to see a project of this size and scope come to fruition.

‘‘Thank you to re­tail­ers and the pub­lic for their sup­port dur­ing this project. While works can be messy and an in­con­ve­nience, I’m sure the pub­lic will agree that it has been an ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial project for Waiuku, one we can all en­joy for years to come. Waiuku res­i­dents now have a CBD they can be proud of.’’

Ad­di­tional road works on Queen St, not part of the town cen­tre project, will fin­ish in around three weeks.

Stage two of the up­grade, which in­cludes lower Queen and Bowen streets, is an item in the long-term coun­cil com­mu­nity plan, sub­ject to ap­proval.

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