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Paku Hill works update

27 October 2017

Map of Paku Summit carpark and walkway. 

Click to expand map of Paku Summit carpark and walkway.

No stopping lines have been installed along sections of road up Paku Hill, Tairua to manage the growing number of motorists parking up the hill to do the Summit Walk.

As of Labour Weekend, yellow lines have been installed along Tirinui Crescent as well as a length of Paku Drive to prevent motorists from parking in places that were causing safety issues to other road users and making it difficult for people  accessing to and from private properties (see above map of where no-stopping lines have been introduced).

Meanwhile the Memorial Reserve car park  near the top of Paku Hill is being made bigger so visitors can park from there and walk to the summit.

"We're relocating bollards at the Memorial Reserve to increase car parking from approximately 8 to 17 car parks plus room for one bus park," says Bruce Hinson our Infrastructure Group Manager. "The walkway from the Memorial Reserve car park is also being upgraded in areas that are steep to improve pedestrian access."  The work to increase the area for parking at the Memorial Reserve will be completed by December and the walkway upgrade is programmed to be completed in February 2018.

Signage is being installed to direct pedestrians from the carpark to the summit and there will also be signs on Paku Drive directing visitors to the Memorial Reserve carpark and advising there is no parking for Paku summit visitors past a certain point. There will also be signs restricting bus access up Paku Drive past the carpark.

At the car park information signs will also be erected, directing walkers to the summit via the walkway, walking times and a map.