HDC Vehicle Access item 21/502 now completed

Screenshot from monitoring report.

Horowhenua District Council has a regular meeting scheduled for 08 May 2024. The usual Council Actions Monitoring Report appears on the Agenda. The Waikawa Beach vehicle access option is now marked as completed:

Council Actions Monitoring Report 2024
As at 01 May 2024

Ref: 21/502

Resolution / Action: That the Chief Executive provide a full report on all options in respect of vehicular beach access at Waikawa Beach.

Officer: B Harvey

Due Date: 30/11/2023

Status: Completed

Officer Update: Officers presented a report to council on the 20 March 2024 that outlined the current situation in respect to providing vehicle access to Waikawa Beach.

Council consulted on three options to provide access, two of which were over private land and conditional on gaining a lease with landowners. Throughout the negotiation process it was evident that the owners of the land had different ambitions for their land and that providing access over their whenua was not a sustainable long term option resulting in two of the consultation options not viable.

There were 16 members of the public that spoke both in favour and against providing vehicular access to Waikawa beach.

There is a high level of Community Interest in this topic, council chose to investigate further options for providing vehicle access

HDC officers are now consulting with various groups about further options and about ways to facilitate a socially cohesive Waikawa Beach community.

See also: Vehicle and horse access to Waikawa Beach, update November 2022 and Waikawa Beach vehicle access - minutes of the 20 March 2024 HDC meeting.

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