Moa Cave gets a facelift
19 March 2007
Bollards on road in front of Moa Cave in Redcliffs to be removed
The safety bollards outside the Moa Cave in Redcliffs are to be removed and replaced with concrete kerbing.
An upgrade of water pipes in the area is scheduled for April and Council will take the opportunity to install a temporary concrete kerb. This will eliminate the need for the bollards, originally installed to keep pedestrians safe.
A barrier fence was erected over the entrance to the cave after rock falls within the cave and from the bank above meant the cave had to be closed to ensure public safety. The bollards were put in place to allow pedestrian traffic in front of the cave and to prevent the need for pedestrians to cross the road in busy traffic.
“Council has been aware of concerns from Sumner residents and visitors to the area about the look of the bollards’’, says Jane Parfitt, General Manager City Environment.
“Unfortunately they were the only way we could make sure pedestrians were totally safe. Finding a solution to securing the cave has taken much longer than we anticipated and had we known this at the outset, we may have looked at different measures.
“However we are pleased to have this opportunity to improve the appearance of the area,’’ she says.
Council is currently involved in discussions with the owners of the cave about finding and funding a method for securing the cave. This is expected to take several months.
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