Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie
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Posted September 01, 2020
Council Matters ,
Brian Gentil welcomed Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie to his Breakfast Show this morning.
They were both chirpy and celebrating the first day of Spring.
Mayor Sandra reminded Thames Coromandel people that it’s time to start thinking about water over summer. There’s been a lot of work in this space in the past few months which has resulted in upgrades to many plants around the district.
Tairua and Whitianga’s new water treatment plants have been upgraded. The plants have been fitted with the latest technology-adding in membrane units, new filtration, dosing and monitoring equipment.
The installation of the new plant in Pauanui was celebrated last week with the board, contractors,stakeholders and a spectacular cake from Tairua company Ocean.
A new plant in Coromandel Town and is expected to be finished in May 2021.
People not on a water supply need to be thinking about water storage Mayor Sandra said.
Construction at the Beverley Hills (Whangamata) and planning is underway for the remaining upgrades: Wentworth Valley (Whangamata), Moana Point (Whangamata), Onemana, Matarangi and Hahei (in that order).
Coastal erosion is another issue TCDC is working on around the district.Council will prioritise the work that needs to be done but it’s not cheap.
Mayor Sandra said it’s hard for people to get their heads around the costs but Council has to be realistic considering the area they have to cover.
Work is continuing on the Long Term Plan too.
With Daylight Saving four more Sundays away and heading towards Labour Weekend Brian asked the Mayor how everybody has been behaving across her district. Mayor Sandra has every confidence because nobody wants to go back into lock down again.
To find out more about planning and work proposed for Thames Coromandel visit https://www.tcdc.govt.nz/ and to hear the full interview with Mayor Sandra Goudie click on our podcast link.