Buller District Council

Media Release – Sealing of boatshed carpark

19th November, 2020

Buller Cycling Club is gearing up to complete their project at the lagoon end of the Kawatiri River Trail.

The carpark and boat ramps in this area will be closed from Monday 23 November for approximately four weeks to allow for sealing of the carpark area. Local contractor Avery Brothers will be carrying out the sealing work.

This volunteer driven project has been supported through Council’s Community-Led Revitalisation Fund. The Buller Cycling Club also secured further funding through a Pledgeme campaign. Other community groups and organisations which have supported the project include the Westport Yacht and Powerboat Club, Kawatiri Rowing Club, WestReef, Adams Construction, Holcim, Avery Brothers and hundreds of local volunteers.

Floating Basin Project Manager Steve White says; “We are as keen as mustard to get this job finished and to repay the very strong support we have received from the community. We have experienced a huge commitment both in the form of fundraising and with the hundreds of volunteers who have worked alongside us. With Covid19 happening at the time we had allocated to complete the sealing followed by winter weather, the job has been held up for a long time so it’s great to be able to get in and get it done. We are looking forward to adding the planting, seating and other signage that will complete this highly popular public open space.”

While the carpark and boat ramps are closed the community can still access the Kawatiri River Trail, however it is asked that people stay out of the working zone of the carpark. Alternative boat ramps are available down at the Westport Domain and over at Marrs Beach. The patience and understanding of the community is appreciated during this time and we are all looking forward to the new look area that will be available to our community.



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