In early 2014 the Whangamata Community Board voted to proceed with a proposed walkway along the foreshore of Opoutere Rd. The walkway is planned to run between Bruce’s Bay and the grass reserve by Kapakapa Rd.
In mid-May a large pile of rocks in Bruce’s Bay reserve indicated that something was about to happen! Over the next few days the rocks had been placed to widen the edge of the road and compacted metal placed adjacent to the road tarmac. It may appear that the work has stalled just beyond the bend in the road opposite Wharekawa Place, but Garry Towler, TCDC’s Area Manager for Whangamata, assures the community that the main contractors, Walkway Solutions, are due back in Opoutere very soon and that the job will be completed by the end of June.