Opening access to the Manukau Harbour

Clarkes Beach proposed pontoon point

Does Clarks Beach need a safe all tide public floating pontoon that enables people to board larger vessels to explore the harbour?

Is there an opportunity for the Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa communities working in conjunction with the wider Waiuku and Awhitu communities to develop a public pontoon here at Clarks Beach that would provide safe harbour access at all stages of the tide?

Clarks Beach is one of the few locations on the Manukau Harbour that enjoys deep water that is in close proximity to the shoreline and is reasonably protected from the prevailing winds allowing larger passenger tourist vessels to dock safely.

In addition Clarks Beach has one of the largest rural populations located on the Manukau Harbour – enjoying a golf club and restaurants making it a desirable destination for visitors from Auckland via the Port of Onehunga.

Is there strong community support for such facility at Clarks Beach? If so maybe a working group should be established to undertake the funding design consenting procurement and delivery of such a facility which will be the start of a long overdue change process on the Manukau Harbour.

If you are interested in helping to move this proposal forward, please contact:
Jim Jackson
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