Work is already underway with both Council and funders the Provincial Growth Fund enabling a speedy start to this shovel-ready project.
Council has had a record-breaking few months for building consents, with five large-value building works all granted consent in the last quarter.
From 1 July, residents in coastal areas will no longer hear alert sirens as a notice to check for official messages in case of a tsunami alert.
Whakatōhea and Tuhoe Kaumātua led a hikoi from Snell Road to the planned harbour entrance for a karakia and cultural briefing for contractors.