Sandspit marina result expected soon
The new marina Sandspit Yacht Club Marina Society hopes to build at Sandspit would provide berthing for 157 boats at the Matakana River's lower end, with a 35 year occupation of the marina.The marina would be built by dredging 80,000cu m of the 1000,00cu
Tue, 26 Jan 2010
The new marina Sandspit Yacht Club Marina Society hopes to build at Sandspit would provide berthing for 157 boats at the Matakana River’s lower end, with a 35 year occupation of the marina.
The marina would be built by dredging 80,000cu m of the 1000,00cu m cubic metres used as reclamation area.
There would be five pier structures built at the marina with a revetment wall that would take up 200m.
A 100-metre long rock breakwater and floating wave attenuator are also included in the plans, and a 250m2 car and trailer parking area and 720m2 boat storage area feature in the proposal.
The 157 berths would be bought by members of the Sandspit Yacht Club Marina Society.
The marina has been on the cards for several years now, with public open days held in 2007 to discuss the proposal, which were attended by about 80 people. Local iwi are understood to be in support of the project.
The only non-complying parts of the proposal are the three reclamations, including one for a barge dock at the farm according to Sandspit Yacht Club Marina Society counsel Alan Webb.
Rodney District Council and Auckland Regional Council commissioners held a joint hearing with the Conservation Department last week to discuss the benefits of the marina, the outcome of which will be announced shortly.
Tue, 26 Jan 2010
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