Work on groyne to begin on Monday
Friday, 25 March 2011 8:40 a.m.
Work is set to begin on Monday 28 March to make Te Tumu Cut groyne suitable for recreational use - particularly for the anglers already using it.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council Environmental Hazards Group Manager Ken Tarboton said that the structure will remain closed while the works are completed, which is expected to be three weeks.
The works will include installing steel safety rails and some rod holders, bait boards and benches.
"We hope that people will respect the closure and give us the time required to complete these works," Mr Tarboton said.
Signs and a barrier remain in place at the groyne to close the site and to inform the public.
For further media information please contact Ken Tarboton, Group Manager Environmental Hazards on 0800 884 880 or 029 368 9512 or Prue Sisam, Senior Communications Advisor on 0800 884 880 or 021 929 349.