The restoration and upgrade of the Pāhurehure Inlet walkway are now complete.
The walkway was closed for several years after coastal erosion caused parts of the inlet esplanade to collapse.
The walkway now has a 360m concrete footpath and a 300m timber walkway, so locals and visitors can get out and enjoy the views over the inlet.
Keeping stormwater under control
A device has been installed to reduce the amount of stormwater entering the harbour, and eco-sourced plants have been planted on the esplanade.
Run-off and lack of vegetation were considered major contributors to the land’s instability and erosion problems.
Local board pleased with project
Papakura Local Board Chair Brent Catchpole says it’s fantastic to see people using the facilities.
“One of the board’s priorities over recent years has been to make the inlet an attractive and welcoming place for locals, so this project definitely ticks that box,” he says.
“This area is much loved by the community, which is also very protective of its future, so it’s great to have this work completed.”
Papakura Local Board contributed toward the cost of the walkway.