Source: Whangarei District Council
Updated: 11/02/2020 10:48 a.m.
This Saturday (15 February 2020) a community meeting will be held to discuss $1.1million of improvements to visitor facilities at Matapouri Bay.
In July last year a $1.1million grant was made under the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) following discussions with Te Whanau ā Rangiwhakaahu and Council’s application to the fund. Planned improvements include a special gateway experience to the beach to remind people of its unique nature. These improvements will include signs about the District and Matapouri, including cultural narratives, landscaping, carpark upgrades and more toilets. There are also plans for a new waste water treatment system able to manage large numbers of visitors, and water and power supply improvements.
The main focus of Sunday’s meeting will be to listen to the community’s views regarding the new toilet block.
More community meetings will be held later in the year to provide on-going updates and to gather views on the other improvements proposed.
Anyone who would like see maps and find out more about the plans for the toilet and carpark improvements is welcome to go to the link below, study the information and provide feedback through an online survey.
Whangarei District Council and Te Whanau ā Rangiwhakaahu welcome all who are interested to the meeting, which will be held at the Matapouri Hall from 1-2pm on Saturday 15 February.