Work on Omoko­roa walk­way

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Works to en­able the re­open­ing of the Ruamoana walk­way in moko­roa are un­der way. The walk­way has been closed since it was se­ri­ously dam­aged in the cyclone of 2017.

Re­me­di­a­tion works are be­ing tri­alled to sta­bilise the slips and the work is jointly funded by West­ern Bay of Plenty District Coun­cil and the own­ers of the ad­ja­cent prop­er­ties to the cliff face.

Earth­works have been com­pleted over re­cent weeks to re­shape the slip face and slope pro­tec­tion works with reveg­e­ta­tion and drainage will also be un­der­taken.

Project Man­ager Peter Clark says it was crit­i­cal to get the earth­works com­pleted within this con­struc­tion sea­son.

“The area is still a con­struc­tion site and must re­main closed to the pub­lic un­til all works are com­plete,” says Peter.

Some peo­ple con­tinue to ig­nore the safety signs and are climb­ing over or through the safety fence putting them­selves and the work­ers on site in a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

Re­source con­sents for the work were ob­tained from Bay of Plenty Re­gional Coun­cil and West­ern Bay of Plenty District Coun­cil, but ini­tial ten­ders were de­clined due to be­ing over bud­get. The project has been re­designed and pack­aged into smaller com­po­nents al­low­ing work to pro­ceed as weather per­mits.

Drilling works are be­ing rene­go­ti­ated with a direc­tional drilling con­tac­tor and is ex­pected to be fi­nalised soon.

PROGRESS of the earth­mov­ing work— bench­ing, then the fi­nal slope that will be reveg­e­tated and drained.

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