Have your say on bridge

Waipa Post - - News -

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

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