I regularly visit Memorial Park once a week with my dog; we both usually have a paddle. However, it has become very noticeable over the last year that the construction site in the park has ground to a halt. The project was to thrust a pipeline to convey wastewater collected from the properties in Matapihi for treatment at the local treatment plant. It would seem that all the equipment/hardware is on site but the project is in the too hard basket.
The contractor would have tendered for this work so if they are now unable to complete the work maybe it is time for council to be asking them to move off-site, taking all their gear with them and reinstating the ground to its original condition.
P Turmer, Pyes Pa.
Tauranga City Council replies:
Most of the Southern Pipeline construction happens deep under the harbour and is being operated from the Matapihi site. The project is to convey wastewater to the Te Maunga treatment plant, which will give the city’s sewerage network some much-needed capability to deal with increasing wastewater flows. All construction sites will be reinstated to original or better condition at the end of the project.