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Waiting for dry weather

This page contains information about the progress on work at Whau Valley Dam.
Updated: 5/07/2018 11:21 a.m.

​Logging has left the parking area at Whau Valley Dam less neat and tidy than many visitors may be used to, but will be sorted out when the ground dries out in spring. 

Council’s Water Services Manager Andrew Venmore said the logging operations and the wet weather had conspired to make the job messier than it would have been in a dry winter. 

“We will be reinstating the area over the next few months but will be unable to fully complete this until the ground dries out in the spring. We apologise for the inconvenience and urge visitors to take care and avoid muddy or damaged areas.” 

Mr Venmore said the area was closed in autumn so 6.1 hectares of pine trees on a small piece of Council-owned land beside the dam could be felled. Because of the small size of the area the logging was carried out by a bulldozer. A short temporary access road and a loading platform for logging equipment and trucks was constructed close to the dam entrance gate, while a second loading platform was constructed close to the carparking area at the top of the dam. 

The land will be re-grassed once the logging is completed. 



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