- Contracted track maintenance plan in place
- Acceptable security camera solution
- Continue to lobby for road safety solutions to calm traffic in Lake Okareka
- Walkway project progressed to stage of ‘diggers ready to dig’
- 1/5 households engaged with Predator Free Okareka
Contracted track maintenance plan in place
We have recently engaged a contractor to cut back vegetation and to clean out the tracks drains, this work was finished in July. Further vegetation trimming and drain cleaning will be done again later in the year if required. One thing will need to be done before summer is some remedial work on the track where the gravel has either settled or eroded.
Acceptable security camera solution
It is proposed that we have cameras on Loop Rd that are part of the Councils crime prevention camera network. We need your help with this as the Council will not assist us to progress this further if we do not have a majority of the community in favour. Please take the time to complete and return the questionnaire accompanying this newsletter.
Continue to lobby for road safety solutions to calm traffic in Lake Okareka
Once again we need your help by responding to the enclosed questionnaire. The Council has agreed to appoint an engineer to find a range of solutions for us to consider. They will only commit to this if a majority of the community are in favour.
Walkway project progressed to stage of ‘diggers ready to dig’
The LOCA committee is currently working on the preparation of a resource consent application for the extension of the walkway between the DOC camp and Council walkway at the lake outlet.
1/5 households engaged with Predator Free Okareka
Last year we received a grant of $2,500 from Predator Free NZ to promote backyard trapping. We had a campaign to get people to have a rat or possum trap in their back yard this has had not a lot of uptake. Forest and Bird and Lake Okareka Landcare have been conducting pest control on public land and backyard trapping will help support this work. Forest and Bird have told us that their most productive traps are those that are at the bush edge near Lake Okareka’s houses. We will soon be starting another campaign to gethouseholds involved.
You will have no doubt seen the work that has gone to upgrade the jetty and boat ramp. On the surface this looks great, underwater things are not so good. The construction has resulted in a reduced depth of water available for launching and retrieving boats. This is particularly bad for inboard motors. We have drawn this to the attention of the Council and at the time of writing are waiting to see how they propose to solve this.
Please take the time to complete and return the questionnaire so we can get moving on reducing traffic speed and possibly installing crime prevention cameras.
LOCA - Chairman