This month the disused buildings and over-grown gardens at the Blue Goose on the busy stretch of State Highway One through Te Waiiti, south of Whangarei, will be demolished.
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Whangarei District Council Mayor Sheryl Mai said the vacant buildings will no longer be targets for vandals and the area would be cleaned up to create a much better impression of Whangarei for people coming in from the South.
“The space will be used for car parking for people attending sports games on the fields next door.”
Mayor Mai said the site has had a high profile over the years, from its early days as a restaurant, throughout the Paper Mill era, and including discussions several years ago of plans for it to become a gateway to the city.
“I am sure people will be pleased to see the area being tidied up and creating a much better entrance to the city. There are no plans for developing the site at this stage.”
Local company Robinsons will begin the demolition and clearing project next week and it should be finished early in March.