Popular roadside car sale strip now off-limits
A favourite parking spot for Mangawhai residents to advertise cars for sale has been deemed to be unsafe.
Four ‘No Parking’ signs were erected along the 580m stretch of Molesworth Drive, adjacent to Mangawhai’s golf course, on July 31.
KDC communications officer Ben Hope says the signs were installed after the Council received complaints that vehicles stopping along this portion of road posed a traffic and pedestrian hazard. KDC has received confirmation NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has approved an estimated $1.2m in funding to reinstate slip damaged roads around Kaipara District including Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road, Wintle Street and Mangawhai Road.
Geotechnical investigations have been completed on the roads, which were significantly damaged from April cyclones Debbie and Cook, and different strategies on how to repair the slip sites are currently being developed for Council’s consideration.
However a significant slip on Garbolino Road has not been listed for repair.
Communications manager Heidi Clark says this is due to Garbolino being an old slip and was not caused by recent storm events. However it is included on the 17/18 Minor Improvements list and Ms Clark adds ‘we are looking into remediating it.’
Meanwhile, in response to the Focus’s story (July 24) about extreme flooding on Quail Way, Mangawhai Heads, KDC released a brief statement saying a Quail Way stormwater report is scheduled to be put before Council on August 14, 2017.
HAZARD: No Parking signs brings a halt to car trading along a popular Molesworth Drive site.