Welcome to Waikuku Beach

Published: 12-Jun-2019

Residents and visitors will soon be welcomed with a brand new bright and colourful sign when heading into the beach community.

At their meeting on Monday night the Woodend Sefton Community Board were pleased to approve funding, from their landscaping budget, for a new entrance sign.20190612_Waikuku Sign Design

The feedback received from the community about the concepts designs was invaluable. Generally, residents wanted to see beach life, water, birds and vegetation of the area reflected in the sign as well as safe driving messages.

With a design from a local artist Marley Biggins, the community input, a few tweaks to make sure it met NZTA standards for signage - a new design was finalised.

Shona Powell, Board Chair says, “It was fantastic to get so much feedback from the community and with ideas and designs from locals, particularly Marley, it means the sign will reflect their community and will look stunning. I think Waikuku Beach residents will feel very proud when it is installed as it will truly be unique to their community. We also want to acknowledge the work and creativity Marley put into the design.”

The Board also selected a name for the newly created street in Pegasus between Barnes and Winsloe Streets. It will be Waituna Street with ‘Wai meaning water and ‘tuna’ eels.

The Board ratified their submission to the Environment Canterbury Waimakariri Bus Service Review and their comments on the Reviewed District Plan – ‘What’s the Plan’.

The public are very welcome to attend the next Board meeting on Monday 8 July in the Woodend Community Centre starting at 7 pm.