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Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Posted June 23, 2020

Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra goudie is looking forward to seeing all the great videos being sent through by students keen to enter the video competition to promote the Coromandel in 60 seconds. After seeing a couple of entries she was impressed with the thought that had gone into them. There’s still time to enter by visiting

Less than two weeks ago the Thames-Coromandel District Council was announcing it had been successful in a funding bid to central government for $20 million for the redevelopment of the Sugarloaf Wharf in the Coromandel Harbour, and this week another announcement of another successful funding grant. Mayor Sandra Goudie shared the latest news about the successful funding application for the Mary Street Civic Plaza Transformation and Revitalisation Project.

There’s a bit of work being done on boat ramps around the district. Mayor Sandra explained a bit more about how construction started last week to redevelop the boat ramp at Pleasant Point Pauanui, at Whangapoua the upgrade to the boat ramp there will start in July, while around Purangi Boat ramp there’s going to be some improvements around the car parking to the ramp there, and some final completion woks will happen at Royal Billy Point boat ramp. This is all work that is budgeted for within this financial year’s budget 2019-2020 – but was delayed due to the lockdown – so it’s back into it.

Brian asked Mayor Sandra how the grand opening of the Whangamata skatepark went last weekend. She said she invited some of the young men who turned up to cut the ribbon. “It was a thrill to see them there with the safety gear and their skateboards,” she said.

The Thames Coromandel District Council meets today. Brian asked her what’s on the agenda?Today the agenda includes:Looking to approve public consultation on an Open Spaces Community Facilities Bylaw.Adopting the Thames-Coromandel District Sports Plan. Discussion around Maori contribution to decision making as they head towards Hauraki Collective final settlement on the Coromandel. A look at non-financial reporting measures on delivery of services and how the council is meeting them.

The council meeting is recorded online and will be uploaded to the Council website and to their social media channels later today for viewing.
Visit to view the meeting and for details on council business and more.

Click on our podcast link to hear the update with Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie this week.