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Coromandel Town improvements proving little impact on school holidays

03 October 2019

The works being done around Coromandel Town are proving little disruption during the school holidays, when more people are around.

“We’re working closely with the businesses and the public to make sure everyone’s aware there is still vehicle access on the main street, and public access to shops,” says Steve Bremner our Council's Project Manager. “And we also want to thank the community for their patience during the construction period.”

Our contractors, Downer are continuing work on the stormwater drainage from the corner of Wharf Road and Charles Street throughout the school holidays, with two crews working on the same side of the road to minimise disruption as much as possible to road users.

Crew one has installed manholes and stormwater pipes up to the corner of Wharf and Tiki roads on the Four Square side. Crew two have commenced with stormwater drainage from Woollams Ave and the Kapanga Road intersection.

The sheet piling is complete, this is to provide earth retention, a simple method to shore or stabilize soil and rock.

Next week the drainage on the eastern side heading north will commence with both crews working simultaneously.

There will  be a water shutdown on Kapanga Road on Monday 7 October from 9pm-12am while our contractors Downer lower a water main.

Our next weekly stakeholder meeting will be at the Success Cafe 9am Wednesday 9 October.

You can also email Matt.Kofoed@infrastructurealliance.co.nz or phone: 027 540 9752 with any queries. You can also talk to our Council's Community Manager for Coromandel Town, Margaret Harrison - margaret.harrison@tcdc.govt.nz or 07 868 0200.

Coromandel Cafe for sale during the Coromandel Town main street works  

(Pictured right – A staff member from Coromandel Cafe serving a customer)

Every week we're profiling a business in Coromandel Town that is affected by the roading improvements. This week we spoke to Eloise Gibbons, owner of the Coromandel Café.

Elosie has been the owner the Coromandel Cafe for three years. 

"I decided to move here to be with family, and being with family is important to me and I have spent my holidays here right from when I was a baby," says Elosie.

But now it’s time for Eloise to move on and retire from being a business owner to spend more time with family, which is why the business is now up for sale. If someone is interested in buying, phone the Coromandel Cafe on 07-866 8495.

"We have a lot of regular customers who enjoy being able to come in and get a homemade, fresh sandwich, says Elosie.

The Coromandel Cafe is open seven days a week. They are an old school cafe with a traditional menu, delicious sandwiches, all-day breakfast and coffee to go. If you are looking to get your value for money this is the place to be. For more information phone 07-866 8495.