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d loss iemaning reserve," said Mariborough MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News Marlborough roads - check before you Shelly Beach redesign affords a safe holiday this summer space for all The need to stop the erosion of green space and to create a safer place for all who visit are the dual motivotions behind an upgrade of Picton's popular Shelly Beach Reserve. "Shelly Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors but its valuable green space. Slip. slop, slap - and check the road status - that's the advice for visitors heading to the Marlborough Sounds this summer. Mariborough Recovery Manager Marianne Atken said it was important for anyone considering heading to Kenepuru Sound or the Awatere Valley in particular to understand the current road restrictions due to damage sustained during the July storm, "There are restrictions in place and we don't want visitors to orrive and be disappointed" she said There is good news for those wanting to explore Mariborough's high country over the holiday period as the Awatere Valley Road, currently open for resident controlled access need to improve pedeserian safety in the area after a number of near misses between originally formed by man-made reclamation, was eroding away. It wos important that "As a great space for families, with a safe swimming beach, there was also a pressing only, wil open for public access from 22 December to 16 Jenuary, The road access small children and vehicles," she said. status will return to resident controlied access from 17 January 2022 to alow works to continue. Controlled access wil also be in place trom 30 November for the fu length of the Kenepuru Roed. For more details about Controlled Access go to httpsibtyaCMICUh "Controlled access olong the Kenepuru Road does not include visitors wonting to drive to holiday rental accommodation. From 30 November, residents can pick up visitors at the checkpoints but visitors cannot drive their own vehicles in" Mrs Aitken saids. "People hiring a holiday home or renting a bach where rental arrangements have been made through an agency or with the owner are not regarded as residents." she said. "Restrictions to access the recovery area are needed to control the types of vehicles and the number of vehicles on what is a very tragile road environment." "The Council wants bto protect and enhance the area for everyone to be able to enjoy it safely. The area is also an important link to Victoria Domain and we were keen to improve this access for users." Cr Taylor said. Pienic tables have been installed, log seating positioned and two new park benches are awaiting installation in prime locations on the grassed area in time for the summer holiday season. Concreting beyond the boat ramp area is also underway. "The community response to the first design sent a clear messoge that the nerow access road was totally unacceptable. We have listened to these concerns and responded immediately and accordingly." said Cr Taylor. "Doing this will reduce the amount of traffic, reduce the risk of further damage and alow the roads recovery team to progress repairs as fast as possible while ensuring the safety of the community and those working on the repairs," she said. Water taxi subsidy The Council has acknowledged that the changes to Shelly Beach could have been more proactively consulted on and communicated. There will be more porking avalable at the completion of the Shely Beoch upgrade although it will not be in the seme configuration as prior to the enhancement works The additional parking created by the removal of the old Yacht Club and storage bulding has freed up en addtional 20 parks for public use and improved access through to Bob's Bay, said Cir Taylor Water taxi operators serving the Mariborough Sounds are expecting a busy summer season. This includes high demand for the services funded by the Council to support Sounds' residents and visitors while road restrictions remain in place. Mrs Altken said the subsidy service had proven very popular. "We encouroge people wanting to use the subsidy service to forward plan and book their water transport requirements now with the team at one of Marborough's iSITES, If you leave arrangements to the last minute. you may be disappointed Parking at the south end of Shelly Beach has also now been converted to angle paralel parking, providing for 12 parks where previously there were three. There are also four parks aliowed for at the start of the access way to the reserve, for those who have traditionally liked to park and watch the activity in the harbour. "The new footpath wil improve access for the public and ensure pedestrians are now safely separated from the road," said Cr Taylor. For details go to hitesimebertushne.comkenepuuwtertari Cowshed Bay reopens for campers sa naerow coastal strip on the easterm side of Picton Harbour and is home to local rowing and yacht clubs. It provides public access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities within Victoria Domain and plays host to numerous water-based national events and regular local octivities and regattas Those planning on visiting the Sounds to camp this summer will also benefit from the reopening of the upper area of the DOC campsite at Cowshed Bay. With two sections of the campste located above and below the Kenepuru Rood near Portage Bay. the popular campsite is frequented by walkers and bikers on the Queen Charlotte Track Barriers will be instaled at the upper campsite on the Kenepuru Road to prevent access The rock revetment works are integral to the protection of the reserve. Further work is to the road network and lower campsite. Greater protection of the shoreline with rock work and intertidal zone trial plantings to help limit further erosion in an erosion-prone area has aiready been completed. programmed to visually soften the revetment by introducing smaller stones end sand to the rock works, and by landscaping with low growing coastal native plants." Cheers to o summer holiday in the Sounds but be sure to check the stotus of me rood fest Photo Credit obarekw Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbour Master's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours. Harbouate 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS.GMARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND d loss iemaning reserve," said Mariborough MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News Marlborough roads - check before you Shelly Beach redesign affords a safe holiday this summer space for all The need to stop the erosion of green space and to create a safer place for all who visit are the dual motivotions behind an upgrade of Picton's popular Shelly Beach Reserve. "Shelly Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors but its valuable green space. Slip. slop, slap - and check the road status - that's the advice for visitors heading to the Marlborough Sounds this summer. Mariborough Recovery Manager Marianne Atken said it was important for anyone considering heading to Kenepuru Sound or the Awatere Valley in particular to understand the current road restrictions due to damage sustained during the July storm, "There are restrictions in place and we don't want visitors to orrive and be disappointed" she said There is good news for those wanting to explore Mariborough's high country over the holiday period as the Awatere Valley Road, currently open for resident controlled access need to improve pedeserian safety in the area after a number of near misses between originally formed by man-made reclamation, was eroding away. It wos important that "As a great space for families, with a safe swimming beach, there was also a pressing only, wil open for public access from 22 December to 16 Jenuary, The road access small children and vehicles," she said. status will return to resident controlied access from 17 January 2022 to alow works to continue. Controlled access wil also be in place trom 30 November for the fu length of the Kenepuru Roed. For more details about Controlled Access go to httpsibtyaCMICUh "Controlled access olong the Kenepuru Road does not include visitors wonting to drive to holiday rental accommodation. From 30 November, residents can pick up visitors at the checkpoints but visitors cannot drive their own vehicles in" Mrs Aitken saids. "People hiring a holiday home or renting a bach where rental arrangements have been made through an agency or with the owner are not regarded as residents." she said. "Restrictions to access the recovery area are needed to control the types of vehicles and the number of vehicles on what is a very tragile road environment." "The Council wants bto protect and enhance the area for everyone to be able to enjoy it safely. The area is also an important link to Victoria Domain and we were keen to improve this access for users." Cr Taylor said. Pienic tables have been installed, log seating positioned and two new park benches are awaiting installation in prime locations on the grassed area in time for the summer holiday season. Concreting beyond the boat ramp area is also underway. "The community response to the first design sent a clear messoge that the nerow access road was totally unacceptable. We have listened to these concerns and responded immediately and accordingly." said Cr Taylor. "Doing this will reduce the amount of traffic, reduce the risk of further damage and alow the roads recovery team to progress repairs as fast as possible while ensuring the safety of the community and those working on the repairs," she said. Water taxi subsidy The Council has acknowledged that the changes to Shelly Beach could have been more proactively consulted on and communicated. There will be more porking avalable at the completion of the Shely Beoch upgrade although it will not be in the seme configuration as prior to the enhancement works The additional parking created by the removal of the old Yacht Club and storage bulding has freed up en addtional 20 parks for public use and improved access through to Bob's Bay, said Cir Taylor Water taxi operators serving the Mariborough Sounds are expecting a busy summer season. This includes high demand for the services funded by the Council to support Sounds' residents and visitors while road restrictions remain in place. Mrs Altken said the subsidy service had proven very popular. "We encouroge people wanting to use the subsidy service to forward plan and book their water transport requirements now with the team at one of Marborough's iSITES, If you leave arrangements to the last minute. you may be disappointed Parking at the south end of Shelly Beach has also now been converted to angle paralel parking, providing for 12 parks where previously there were three. There are also four parks aliowed for at the start of the access way to the reserve, for those who have traditionally liked to park and watch the activity in the harbour. "The new footpath wil improve access for the public and ensure pedestrians are now safely separated from the road," said Cr Taylor. For details go to hitesimebertushne.comkenepuuwtertari Cowshed Bay reopens for campers sa naerow coastal strip on the easterm side of Picton Harbour and is home to local rowing and yacht clubs. It provides public access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities within Victoria Domain and plays host to numerous water-based national events and regular local octivities and regattas Those planning on visiting the Sounds to camp this summer will also benefit from the reopening of the upper area of the DOC campsite at Cowshed Bay. With two sections of the campste located above and below the Kenepuru Rood near Portage Bay. the popular campsite is frequented by walkers and bikers on the Queen Charlotte Track Barriers will be instaled at the upper campsite on the Kenepuru Road to prevent access The rock revetment works are integral to the protection of the reserve. Further work is to the road network and lower campsite. Greater protection of the shoreline with rock work and intertidal zone trial plantings to help limit further erosion in an erosion-prone area has aiready been completed. programmed to visually soften the revetment by introducing smaller stones end sand to the rock works, and by landscaping with low growing coastal native plants." Cheers to o summer holiday in the Sounds but be sure to check the stotus of me rood fest Photo Credit obarekw Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbour Master's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours. Harbouate 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS.GMARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND