Tongariro anglers fishing the lower bridge pool by walking down the TRB (True Right Bank looking down river) below the road bridge may find their access restricted at the end of Herekiekie Street for the next week or so…
Todd Baldwin from Waikato Regional Council advises:
This email is to notify interested parties of upcoming works on the Tongariro River flood protection scheme.
As previously consulted in our annual works programme for the Tongariro River, we have some maintenance to undertake on the existing rock revetment structure at the end of Herekiekie Street in Turangi. The structure forms part of the Turangi flood protection scheme, and protects Herekiekie Street stopbank from erosion. The structure requires ongoing maintenance to ensure its stability.
This job is a continuation of the upgrade work we have undertaken over the last two summers.
Rock will be carted to site and stockpiled on the Herekiekie St reserve. The works site will be safety fenced for public safety. An excavator will then be onsite placing rock along the face of the structure.
The work itself is scheduled to start this week, and should take 3-4 weeks to complete.
If you have any queries please give me a call.
Todd Baldwin River Works Supervisor – Lake Taupo / Upper Waikato
River and Catchment Services
Waikato Regional Council
M: +64 21 241 6536
P: +64 7 378 6539