Saturday, August 18, saw the first stage of getting the Kohatu Motorsport and Adventure Park underway.

The Tasman District Council (TDC) approved a commitment of $300,000, in April, for the Kohatu Park Trust to upgrade the Motueka Valley Highway and Olivers Road intersection, in order to comply with resource consent conditions for the Motorsport Park, and Trustee member Ash Price says wheels have been steadily, but surely, turning.

“Over the last few months, drawings and specifications for the road alterations were produced before being reviewed and approved by TDC Engineers. To drive this work, Shane Rodger has taken on the role of Project Manager; bringing experience from various construction, maintenance and operations contracts in the US, Australia and NZ.”

During the first stage’s commencement, felling and disposal of trees and vegetation took place on the verge where the road is to be widened.

“Kohatu Park Trust would like to thank the following enthusiastic and supportive local contractors who voluntarily carried out this work, Ross Contracting with tree felling, Greg Winn Contracting with a truck and driver, Asphalt & General with traffic management and Ray Gibbins, Land Dimensions Ltd, with plans and drawings,” says Ash.

“Over the next three months, substantial earth works, road construction and sealing will take place. Completion will lead to some long-awaited activity on the Kohatu Park site by the four local motorsport clubs who have committed to the project.”

The Trust invites the public to attend their AGM meeting for more information about Kohatu Motorsport Park, at the end of the month.

“Please come along to the Kohatu Park AGM, to be held at Armadillos in Richmond on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome.”

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