Waiuku needs new sports park



Have your SayFollowing on from Nigel Ward’s editorial column last week I agree that the proposed sports complex needs to go ahead immediately, before the Franklin Council funding allocation disappears, on the land bequested by the O’Hara family for that purpose.
With most Waiuku ratepayers facing annual rates bills well in access of $2,000 I guess a targeted rate of $100, or $2 a week added onto that wouldn’t make much difference. I envisage a recreation centre with gymnasium and heated swimming pool similar to the one that Pukekohe has enjoyed for many years along with sports fields and a new netball complex.
The question of access roading seems to be causing some concern but needs to be addressed. To relieve the congestion in Constable Road, I would like to see a new road with allowance for parking running right along the western and northern boundaries of the new complex with access to King Street and a new roundabout at the Sandspit Road corner. A much shorter road could go from the opposite side of Constable Road straight though to Karioitahi Road.
Helen Reardon, Waiuku

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