Have your say on bridge
The future of a pedestrian bridge in Te Awamutu’s Memorial Park is up for discussion after it was forced to close in October last year. Waipa¯ District Council wants to hear the community’s thoughts.
The pedestrian bridge, connecting Pioneer Walk with the playground and pond area in Memorial Park, closed after a routine structural assessment raised concerns with its safety. Due to the level of work required and cost to bring the bridge up to a safe standard, the council recommended the bridge be removed.
There are two options. Option one proposes removing the bridge and improving accessways to the other two bridges in the park, costing an estimated $50,000. Option two is to remove the bridge and replace it, costing an estimated $130,000.
■ Consultation closes on Friday, May 25. Feedback forms are available at council offices and libraries and online at waipadc.govt.nz/ haveyoursay