Latest News & Public Notices

Pre-summer road resurfacing works about to begin

25 October 2019

Our annual pre-summer programme of resurfacing Council roads is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, after Labour Weekend, and carry on until early December. The exact timing of the work is weather dependent.

This work will be taking place on Council roads, not the State Highway network, which the NZ Transport Agency manages and maintains.

There will be some disruption to residents and visitors in the areas affected while the work takes place.

Our road maintenance contractor, Broadspectrum, will be using their supplier Higgins to carry out the work in the following communities:

• Thames
• Te Mata
• Kennedy Bay
• Matarangi
• Kuaotunu
• Whitianga
• Cooks Beach
• Pauanui
• Tairua
• Whangamata

Not every street in these locations is being resurfaced, but it’s still a big programme of work involving 85 sites.

Broadspectrum will do a letter drop to affected houses in urban areas ahead of streets being resurfaced to let residents know when the work is due to begin.

While the resurfacing work is going on traffic will be under stop-go management. Please be patient and follow the directions of traffic controllers and temporary speed restriction signs.

If any work is scheduled for your street, please make sure your vehicles are parked off the road while it takes place to allow the full width of the road to be surfaced.

Any vehicles left on the road following notification of the work may be towed at the owner’s cost to allow the surfacing to be completed.

Daily updates of the work programme for the day will be broadcast on Coromandel More FM radio (click here for frequencies) and on our Council's Facebook page.

Following the surfacing work on each street there will be speed restrictions in place and loose chip on the road surface for two to four days.

There may be loose chip noticeable for a while afterwards. This is normal and it may be necessary for the street to be re-swept.

Find out more about our Council's road network on our website.

Tell us about your recent customer experience with our Council

Have you had a recent interaction with our Council? Whether it was on the phone, by email or in person at one of our customer service desks, district libraries, Thames Centennial Pool or one of our other community facilities – we want to hear from you.

The survey only takes a few minutes and is anonymous. It’s part of a multi-council survey to help local government organisations across New Zealand improve customer experience.  The survey period has been extended so you can take it until 4 November, not 28 October as it says on the survey.

Follow this link to take the survey, and thanks in advance: surveymonkey.com/r/ThamesCoromandelDC