The public are invited to have their say over a proposed community facility at Baylys Beach.
Newly-elected chairperson of Baylys Beach Society, Cheryl Carmichael, says the new building will be a positive addition to the area.
“This facility will give the Baylys and wider communities a place to gather, to potentially have functions and meetings, to develop specific interest groups such as arts, craft and exercise.
“The need for a base for the Baylys Surf Life Saving Club is essential as the Northern Wairoa population continues to increase, along with numbers of tourists and holidaymakers. The local club will also provide another sports option from Young Nippers, our youth, right through to the older members.”
Baylys Beach Lifeguards patrolled the beach between December 24 2017, until January 14 2018, over a total of 528 hours.
They logged one rescue, two assisted, two major first aid cases, five minor, one search call-out, 270 plus preventative actions with over 1,000 people involved in these actions such as careless driving and vehicle accidents on the beach.
Public submissions regarding this proposed community facility can be sent to Kaipara District Council via firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the official submission form available from reception at council until 4pm, July 3.
Emails and letters need to contain the name, method of contact, for or against with reasons and if you wish to speak, should the council decide to have a public hearing.
Full information on the project is available from council offices in Dargaville and Mangawhai or on the council website. There is also a petition at Sharky’s Takeaways at Baylys, Baylys Beach Holiday Park and another circulating in and around Dargaville.