Erosion permanently closes car park at Hakatere Huts

7/06/2017 10:00 a.m.

​Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Ashburton District Council yesterday closed the car park at the end of Hakatere Drive at the Hakatere Huts, following erosion near the car park at the weekend.

Drivers will no longer be able to park their vehicles in the car park as a safety precaution, after coastal erosion occurred on the cliff edge close to the car park.

“Signage has been installed in the area advising the community to not park in the area, and we will also put a fence up to restrict vehicle access,” Council Roading Manager Brian Fauth says.

“The remainder of Hakatere Drive will remain open, and the community will still be able to visit the area, however we encourage people to be cautious and to not get too close to the cliff.”

Council will begin fencing off the car park in coming days.

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