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Ngunguru cycleway meeting

 
This page contains information about a public meeting on 27 September to discuss the proposed cycle route from Scow Landing to Ngunguru.
Updated: 4/09/2017 2:13 p.m.

​A proposed cycle route from Scow Landing to Ngunguru will be discussed at a public meeting at the Ngunguru Hall on 27 September.

WDC Parks and Recreation Project Engineer Graham Gilleberg said several possible routes for a cycle trail network from Whangarei to the Bay of Islands had been identified.

“This meeting will focus on the Scow landing to Ngunguru section, a key first phase of the overall project.

“The 14-kilometre section would be built to New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) standards and could, in future, be included in the national NZCT network as a “Heartland Ride”, connecting with the Twin Coast Cycle Trail already established between Bay of Islands and Hokianga Harbour.”

He said the Tutukaka Coast Residents and Ratepayers Association (TCR&R) were promoting the Scow landing to Ngunguru section. WDC grants for work needed to build the cycle trail were approved for the 2017-2018 financial year.

Most of the route would follow existing gravel and paved roads. Two sections of unmaintained roads would be upgraded and route and information signs would be erected. 

“This part of the consultation is focused on the Scow landing to Ngunguru section. We will be holding a consultation meeting on 27 September 2017 between 5pm and 7pm at Ngunguru Hall where WDC and TCR&R will present the proposals.

“The evening will include short presentations by WDC, TCR&R, followed by a workshopping session where representatives from both WDC and TCR&R will host “drop in tables” to speak to individuals and gather feedback.

“If people can’t get along to the meeting, or have more information to provide, questions to be answered or issues to raise, they can contact me at WDC or email our mailroom@wdc.govt.nz,” he said.

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