Kulim Park update: bollards to be installed

Friday 19 June 2020

As part of upgrades to Kulim Park, Tauranga City Council will install bollards next week to restrict car parking on the railway side of the access road.

The additional bollards will prevent visitors from parking on the open grassed areas to create a safer park for people to enjoy.

The park will be monitored over the coming months to better understand if further changes to the layout are needed. For example, to understand if there are enough parking spaces and to also trial drainage solutions to reduce ponding issues.

The park will remain open to vehicles during installation of the bollards. Construction will take around seven days.

These works follow the decision made by Council’s Projects, Services and Operations Committee meeting on Tuesday, 18 February 2020.

A brief timeline for developing the car parking layout is given below:

Late June: install bollards to prevent vehicles from parking on the grassed areas
June-October: monitor use of the park to understand if further changes are needed to the car parking layout as well as trial drainage solutions
Early 2021: implement the final car parking layout alongside an upgrade to Kulim Park

For more information see www.tauranga.govt.nz/kulim-park