Results from the first survey identified a number of projects or services already happening in your community.
Fibre Rollout in 2020
Chorus is planning fibre roll-out to Waitārere Beach in 2020. For more information see the Chorus website.
Recycling Centre – Surf Club Carpark
The recycling centre in the Surf Club Carpark is now here to stay. The recycling centre is provided as well as the kerbside recycling service.
Reticulated Drinking Water
A feasibility study is planned for this financial year on the feasibility of Council providing a reticulated drinking water system.
Beach Clean-up events
Beach clean-up events are run by the community every month. Check out the ‘What's Up Waitarere’ Facebook page for more details.
Bus to Levin
There is a bus to Levin every Friday. It picks up passengers from the Four Square at 10.25am and drops them back at 2.50pm.
Waitārere Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
When constructed the Waitārere Beach Surf Lifesaving Club building was located at the front of the beach, however, due to the accreting coastline (dunes moving towards the sea), the building is now a significant distance from the area patrolled by the Surf Lifeguards. This means the current building and lookout tower can no longer be used to patrol the beach. To address this issue Council and the Surf Lifesaving Club went through a process to designate an area on the foredune closer to the sea for a new Surf Lifesaving Club building.
A designation is like a spot zoning which allows for a specific activity to occur in the area. The designation would allow the surf club building and associated activities to operate from that area. The designation was approved in 2016, however, the land was still part of the foreshore and not within the District Council jurisdiction and did not have a certificate of title.
At the same time as the designation process, an accretion claim was made to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) for this land to formally become part of the foredune reserve area Council manages and to include the area for the proposed Surf Lifesaving Club building. This process is still underway, awaiting a decision from LINZ before the project can proceed.