We have received the following message from the Wellington City Council:
Dear boat harbour tenants
Starting from November 4 we are undertaking two projects within the boat harbour. The works are:
- The removal of the old slipway structure and piles within the water and the removal of the old boat cradle and a general tidy up of the area. The resource consent allows the removal of these items as long as the rails on the concrete apron and the winch system remain intact. An interpretation panel is planned to provide a history of the slipway. The removal of the slipway structure and piles will also allow a new mooring site to be created.
- The small section of walkway that provides access from the boat harbour to the Freyberg Pool carpark was identified as a safety concern. We are going to improve how the deck is fixed to the concrete structure as well as improve the handrail and deck. The timber boardwalk that runs alongside the Freyberg Pool is not being changed.
The work is expected to take around 7 weeks to complete. Some sections of the boat harbour will need to be temporarily fenced for safety reasons while this work takes place. Alternative access using the stairs and Oriental Parade footpath will be available during this period.
We are also looking at solutions to the slip hazard caused by the algae growth on the concrete apron. While tenants and regular users of the boat harbour are aware of the hazard we are finding that many visitors do not understand the danger. Signs and the painted yellow line have had limited success in addressing this problem. One possible solution is that a temporary rope/bunting is installed as a visual deterrent during the problem times.
Any questions please feel free to contact me.
Project Manager, Marine and Coastal