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Council fast tracks improved temporary beach access
MEDIA RELEASE - 6 OCTOBER 2020
Photo - Example of Faun Trackway and deployment system as seen on the Faun website.
Kingston District Council has held an impromptu special meeting this week to fast track a recommendation from its Maria Creek Sustainable Infrastructure Project Community Focus Group for a temporary beach access option for the upcoming summer season.
At the meeting Council acknowledged the contribution of the Community Focus Group to date, with Mayor Kay Rasheed saying, “we will continue to support this group’s progress and continued focus in exploring options for a preferred pathway for the Maria Creek and surrounds”.
“As the group continues to assess options contained within a recent concept study as well as additional submissions, we are committed to improving beach access for the upcoming summer season”.
The Council has made a $215k capital budget variation to facilitate the purchase of a trackway to improve beach access at Johnston Avenue, which will improve usability of the existing concrete ramp for boat launching in Kingston.
“Faun Trackway is a robust and tested aluminium option, suitable for coastal environments and doesn’t interfere with the natural coastal processes” Mayor Rasheed said.
“There will be an added advantage in this option as it supports shared use of the beach by other users, not just those wanting to launch their boats”.
It is anticipated the new beach access trackway will be in place prior to Christmas this year.
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