To address the desire expressed by residents to provide more walkways in our Village, the PCC allocated funding in the 2014/15 Village Programme budget to improve the walkway between the start of the Camborne walkway and Dolly Varden Reserve. The grassed reserve adjoining the beach was very difficult to negotiate at two points, except by using the beach. The beach is covered at high tide, so the track was pretty well impassable at those points. There was a need to construct a pathway further from the shoreline and wide enough for walkers and cyclists to negotiate safely at all tides.
The Porirua City Council Village Plan team surveyed a new route, met with local residents who would be affected by it, and obtained Resource Consent for the work. The new walkway has been constructed during the past Summer and is now in use. The only work remaining to be done is planting of some 1000 plants along the sides of the walkway. This will be done in the next few weeks by the Council with assistance from Paremata residents working bees.
The new walkway joins the Camborne walkway at Pascoe Avenue, enabling the public to walk or cycle from the Dolly Varden car park at the Southern end of the Mana Esplanade to the Grays Road car park, unaffected by the state of the tide. We are very appreciative of the Council's work in providing this much improved amenity. Top