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And about to start in Milford. The twat Lenny has decided Milford is an ideal spot for high rise high density housing. It's pretty damn obvious Lenny hasn't ventured this side of the harbour bridge as if that happened it would mean 1000's more trying to get thru the most densely trafficked area on the shore. There is a massive jamb point now and I can't see anyway they can remove that hardly let alone easily. All those 1000's of new residents have only 2 already busy roads to use to get into or out of Milford.

 

Interesting to see Forman and the other neighbour saying cann the Marine Centre as it'll only mean trailer carparking on the beach front. The Marine centre is slated to be built on top of a fecking carpark on the beach front, one that's been there forever already. I think this is a case of NIMBY more than much else.

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You cant have it both ways, if the citizens want trains and the trappings of a true international city like they tell us we want (ahem) then we need high density development- end of story. As for Milford, the blue rinse capital of NZ, lets face it, they purchaser of these units wont be going to work anytime soon unless you call taking the zimmerframe for a stroll to the mall "work"

 

If you really want to see a waste of money in action i.e millions! then make some enquiries about the footbridge over Wairau creek at the sill of the marina. Just so the poor darlings from downtrodden castor bay dont have to walk another 400m to the beach!

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Dunno mbike, the biggest waste of money for me is the footbridge they are putting over the motorway from the happy clapper carpark to the boatpark at Westhaven. This has been years in construction & if you walk 50m further you could just cross at the lights anyway.

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You mean this $7.9 million dollar monumental f*ck up?

 

The new pedestrian overbridge at Westhaven, the extension of Jacob's Ladder, seems to be taking a long time to complete. Is there an opening date for this? Maureen Sinton, Freemans Bay.

 

There was, and then there wasn't.

 

The bridge across the motorway was to have opened last September but hairline cracks have appeared on 10 of 206 acrylic panels fixed to the $7.9 million structure.

 

The Herald reported in May that the Transport Agency was considering whether to attach temporary screens to the structure, so it could be used before a permanent solution was found.

 

The agency says tests have satisfied it that the 10 lanes of traffic passing underneath are in no danger from faulty panels.

 

But it can't say when the bridge can be completed because the cause of the cracks has not been found and it does not know how that may affect the structure in the long term.

 

The panels were made in the United States and patterned acrylic film, which would give the bridge a distinctive Maori fishing net appearance, was made in Europe.

 

The problem seems to be how well these two elements adhere together.

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You mean this $7.9 million dollar monumental f*ck up?

 

The panels were made in the United States and patterned acrylic film, which would give the bridge a distinctive Maori fishing net appearance, was made in Europe.

The problem seems to be how well these two elements adhere together.

Clearly no NZ firm could have come up with something that would meet the apparently-low standard? I thought we were past the era when we looked to other countries to tell us what was new and exciting.

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I heard there were issues with the original Takapuna site due to a telecom fibre cable running through the middle on its way to the states, but parking would always be an issue there anyway. They could always have it at Okahu Bay, there is a heap more parking available. They could come to a deal with the skiffs & put up a flash new building. I understand there has been approval given for a crane & thus disabled sailing could be catered for.

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