Skate park toilets among improvement plans
Bus stops, toilets and signage featured in the Small Local Improvements Projects funding discussions at the last Waiheke Local Board meeting of the year.
A proposal to name 12 of the island's bus shelters using wooden signs was agreed by board members and there will also be numbered signs to complement the online public transport information system and better bus timetable and map information. The signs will be positioned so they are easily readable by people on buses.
Funding was also agreed on for new display cabinets where required and maintenance on existing ones.
The lack of toilet facilities at the Tawaipareira skate park was addressed with funding of $66,000 agreed on.
The toilet will be constructed out of reinforced concrete and will feature artwork on the exterior walls to help prevent graffiti. As the site has no power there will be no lights.
Construction of the Te Matuku track received a boost with $8000 agreed for a Cultural Values Assessment by Ngati Paoa which is essential for the resource consent process.
Funding of $5000 for the creation of a design for Waiheke interpretative signage boards was also agreed on.
The aim of the signs is to create a unique interpretive sign for the island.
So far there are three alternatives. One proposal is site specific and includes biodiversity history. The second is an orientation-style sign that informs people where they are and the third sign is a bit of both.