At the inaugural meeting of the CBPWS, on 28th July at the Clarks Beach Bowling Club, Jim Jackson, Deputy Chair of the interim committee, gave a comprehensive presentation of the harbour layout and climate, suggesting possible sites for a Clarks Beach wharf and indicating future wharf sites that could link the communities of the Manukau. “It is a process that is likely to take years to complete but if we start now future generations will enjoy the many opportunities the Manukau offers both in tourism and transport” he said. Jim compared the Clarks Beach proposal to the Bucklands Beach wharf that he instigated and which has been operating successfully for many years.
One of the hurdles to a harbour ferry service at the Onehunga end is that there is currently no mooring. This can be rectified however, by collaboration with Council, something Jim sees as “do-able”.
If you wish to find out more or to join the Clarks Beach Public Wharf Society contact Robyn Pearce on 027 584 6348