Cartoon - Residents’ horror at plan to extend life of project site

By: James Nicolls

Snells Beach residents who insist a wastewater project site threatens the safety of children and creates unbearable noise and dust pollution are horrified by a proposal to extend its operations by a further three years.   

The site in Dawson Road, next to Snells Beach School, is used by Watercare contractor McConnell Dowell to facilitate the construction of a replacement wastewater pipe that runs along Mahurangi East Road.

Watercare leased the Dawson Road Reserve site from Auckland Council for a period of 15 months and the lease was due to expire in July this year.

When work continued beyond July, concerned residents contacted McConnell Dowell, who informed them that the lease had been extended until next January. ... read more


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