Over summer the TCDC have been working on repairs at some of the boat ramps around Coromandel Harbour that were affected by the January storm and king tides, as well as preparing for planned improvements works which will start in the next few months. Amodeo Bay Boat Ramp and Port Charles Wharf - Repairs have been completed on the access road to the Amodeo Bay Boat Ramp.
Neil Reid a Port Charles resident helped with a repair at the Port Charles boat ramp, by bolting back down some loose board, which were then signed-off by our Council.
Coromandel Wharf - The January storm also caused damaged to the recreational jetty at the Wharf so had to be demolished due to safety concerns.
Sugarloaf Wharf. There was also some damage at this faciilty, which was overtopped by the tides. However, prompt repairs ensured it was operational quickly with minimum disruption.
Waitete Bay - Further erosion also occurred here following the January storm and king tides. This meant delays in installing a replacement rock wall and culvert, which was work already planned. Construction of a new beach access boat ramp here is also being planned, which is a local community initiative.
The TCDC were successful in a bid to Government's Infrastructure Tourism Fund for $103,500 worth of work to be done at Hannafords Wharf. The tourism funding submission coincided with Tourism Funding deadlines, met criteria of being tourism based infrastructure that enhanced visitor experience, with Ferry sailing between Coromandel Town and downtown Auckland.
The work has been broken down into three packages: Resealing carpark turnaround area; Solar powered lighting, path realignment, a retaining wall with outdoor seating and a new visitors shelter.
They have also been gauging whether there is interest in marina berths in the Coromandel Harbour and have had an excellent response to their expressions of interest.
They also had a number of comments including feedback from the community that other marine facilities such as boat ramps, boat storage and haul out facilities are also important. The type, location and size of a potential marina and associated marine facilities has not yet been finalised and a number of concepts are being considered.
Two proposals involve an unknown quantity of harbour dredging at this early stage, while one proposal includes a boating marina on the end of a long pier which will involve a much lesser degree of seabed disturbance.
Criteria include provision of docking for a ferry and charter boats, boat haul out, recreational boat ramp facilities, and ancillary activities. Other considerations will include impact on the environment, operational sustainability and what degree of Council funding and support could be required.
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