Plim­mer­ton gets new sign

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Plim­mer­ton is to re­ceive a new wel­come sign – but not any­time soon.

As part of the vil­lage plan pro­gramme for 2012/13, $225,000 is al­lo­cated for con­tin­u­ing the Ara Harakeke path­way from Steyne Ave to Plim­mer­ton Do­main, in­clud­ing a new foot­path, fenc­ing, bridge widen­ing and car park­ing.

The bud­get also in­cludes pro­vi­sion for a new sign just be­fore the rail­way lines but this is still go­ing through con­sul­ta­tion, Porirua City Coun­cil’s vil­lage pro­gram­ming man­ager Ian Bar­low said.

‘‘It has been a slow process and it’s be­cause we not only want to in­clude the Plim­mer­ton town­ship it­self, but con­sult with the peo­ple of Hon­goeka.

‘‘The en­try off State High­way 1 is im­por­tant to both com­mu­ni­ties so we want them to work closely to­gether on this – there will be dif­fer­ent per­cep­tions from both as to what ap­pro­pri­ate sig­nage will be.’’

Mr Bar­low en­vis­ages a sign sim­i­lar to the one at the north end of Pukerua Bay, which de­picts a skink and is of ‘‘ar­chi­tec­tural in­ter­est’’, though the new sign may not be erected un­til 2014/15.

There will be no sub­sidy from NZ Trans­port Agency is it will not be sited on SH1.

Plim­mer­ton Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Colin Bleas­dale said an en­trance sign has been dis­cussed for some time. It is im­por­tant to get ‘‘con­ti­nu­ity’’ be­tween all signs in the sub­urb and there is plenty of con­sul­ta­tion still to oc­cur, he said. ‘‘We want some­thing that is con­sis­tent and cre­ative.’’

Other vil­lage projects are com­ing up in Pukerua Bay, Wai­tan­girua, Can­nons Creek, Ti­tahi Bay, Taka­puwahia, Pau­ata­hanui and Ranui.

A spring fes­ti­val has been sug­gested for Wai­tan­girua, to en­cour­age res­i­dents to get in­volved.

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