Auckland Council is proposing a coastal walkway around the Westmere peninsula which will enable people to walk from the bottom of Garnet Rd around the waterfront to Lemington Reserve. Many people will not realise that there is a strip of land in front of homes on the water side of Winsomere Cres, Westmere Park Ave, Sunny Brae Cres and Weona Place that is actually a council reserve.
The 1.4km long coastal walkway is proposed on council reserve land and the coastal marine area. This area runs between Westmere Park, at the end of Westmere Park Ave and Lemington Reserve, accessible from Lemington Road.
The council website says the walkway would need to be sturdy and durable especially over sections with steep terrain and partly exposed to tides. The low-tide sections would pass through mangroves and native regenerating forest of Pohutukawa, Nikau, Kowhai and Cabbage trees. Because of this, the walkway would not be suitable for cyclists. Construction will begin once the publicly notified resource consent process has been completed and approved. The council says this walkway would be an attractive walking amenity for the local community as well as visitors. It would increase connectivity between reserve land and provide additional walkways for pedestrian enjoyment.
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September 11 2012 04:56 pm | Uncategorized