A section of Parkers Road will be closed during the daytime from 14 November to 22 December from 7:30am to 6pm to allow Council’s contractor to safely and quickly install drainage pipes to the new Awatea Pump Station.

A detour will be in place (see map) and there will be traffic light control at the beach access end of Golf Road. Residents will have access to the closed area and rubbish and recycling bins can be collected and returned on the relevant days. The footpath will remain open for pedestrian access to the Back Beach. 

Challenging ground conditions with wet, liquified sand has meant progress to install the new pipes has been slower than expected. We have to install sheet piles to protect the trench where the pipes are being laid so our contractors can work quickly and safely.  

Closing Parkers Road will also give our contractor more room to work and allow them to bring their truck alongside the work area, which will be safer and more efficient. The improved efficiency means that the road will be impacted for a reduced amount of time. 

We thank you again for your patience and understanding while we carry out these important and challenging works.