Are you interested in the future of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Herenga Tai? Now is your chance to have your say.
The Far North District Council is currently consulting on its Long Term Plan 2018-28. This outlines the Council’s plans and major proposals for the next 10 years – including how they will be funded and how they could impact rates.
Two of the key consultation issues are about the Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Herenga Tai.
The first is whether the Council should create a permanent trail from Taumarere Rail Station to Opua.
The current trail between Taumarere and Opua was built as a temporary measure in 2014, on agreement the trail would be removed when the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust was ready to reinstate the railway. The trust has now given the Council notice, and the Council is deciding if this section of the cycle trail should be replaced.
On top of creating a permanent trail to Opua, the Council is also looking for feedback on whether the Twin Coast Cycle Trail should be extended and improved.
It has outlined a 21-year programme of improvements that might qualify for national cycle trail funding.
For full information on these two issues, please see this extract from the Council’s Consultation Document.
Submissions on the Long Term Plan can be done online. While the Council is consulting on more than a dozen different issues, it is happy to receive feedback on just one issue if you want to focus on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
Go to www.fndc.govt.nz/ltp2018 for more information and to complete a submission.