McMurdo Park - Tennis Courts

 When Infinity Investments first built Riverside stage 1 + 2 they proposed an irrigated park, a playground, tennis courts and a small change room/storage facility. The Council of the day refused the proposal and took the financial contribution. When it came time to build the park there was only enough funds to lay out the park, footpaths and playground. Marg McMurdo who was at the time lobbied hard to have the tennis courts built and this was largely funded by the ATCA’s grants and some of its other funds.  Because of the terrific contribution made by Marg in getting this up and running as well as the great amount of work she did for Albert Town in general it was decided to name this McMurdo Park.

When Infinity Investments first built Riverside stage 1 + 2 they proposed an irrigated park, a playground, tennis courts and a small change room/storage facility. The Council of the day refused the proposal and took the financial contribution. When it came time to build the park there was only enough funds to lay out the park, footpaths and playground. Marg McMurdo who was at the time lobbied hard to have the tennis courts built and this was largely funded by the ATCA’s grants and some of its other funds.

Because of the terrific contribution made by Marg in getting this up and running as well as the great amount of work she did for Albert Town in general it was decided to name this McMurdo Park.

Path Cycleway on Albert Town Bridge

 The Community Association lobbied both the QLDC and the New Zealand Transport Authority for many years for a foot path on the bridge mostly for the safety of pedestrians crossing. It was finally carried out and was jointly funded by the ATCA, the QLDC and the NZTA. It is probably one of the most used footpaths in Albert town and also used by the cyclists competing in the Challenge Wanaka race. It enables the traffic to flow normally whilst the race is in progress.  

The Community Association lobbied both the QLDC and the New Zealand Transport Authority for many years for a foot path on the bridge mostly for the safety of pedestrians crossing. It was finally carried out and was jointly funded by the ATCA, the QLDC and the NZTA. It is probably one of the most used footpaths in Albert town and also used by the cyclists competing in the Challenge Wanaka race. It enables the traffic to flow normally whilst the race is in progress.  

Irrigation System for McMurdo Park

 In the summer the grass surface become burnt off and hard it became unplayable (and unsightly) for the children using the park. The ATCA paid for the installation of the sprinklers to overcome the problem.

In the summer the grass surface become burnt off and hard it became unplayable (and unsightly) for the children using the park. The ATCA paid for the installation of the sprinklers to overcome the problem.

Electric BBQ and Pergola

 This became a project for Margaret Barrow the Chair-person of the ATCA at the time. It took about three years to achieve but the BBQ and pergola is now a fine facility for the park.   

This became a project for Margaret Barrow the Chair-person of the ATCA at the time. It took about three years to achieve but the BBQ and pergola is now a fine facility for the park.

 

Cycle Rack

 The cycle rack completed the facilities at the park and this was donated by Templeton Engineering and Installed by the ATCA.

The cycle rack completed the facilities at the park and this was donated by Templeton Engineering and Installed by the ATCA.

Footpaths

 The ATCA submits to the QLDC annual plan each year and has successfully lobbied for extensions to the footpath network. There are still some streets still without paths and the ATCA will continue to have these constructed

The ATCA submits to the QLDC annual plan each year and has successfully lobbied for extensions to the footpath network. There are still some streets still without paths and the ATCA will continue to have these constructed

Cycle Tracks

 The ATCA gave a substantial donation to the Upper Clutha Tracks Network to link together the three tracks that meet at Albert Town. It also covered the cost of the small bridge on the track in the vicinity of the fisherman’s access.

The ATCA gave a substantial donation to the Upper Clutha Tracks Network to link together the three tracks that meet at Albert Town. It also covered the cost of the small bridge on the track in the vicinity of the fisherman’s access.

Signs to Albert Town

 For a large number of years the ATCA lobbied the NZTA to add Albert Town to the Direction signs on the SH6/SH84 intersection at Mt iron. For years travellers unfamiliar with the area invariably went into Wanaka only to be turned around to come back to the intersection to get to Albert Town. When a new lane was installed at the time the give-way to the right rule was changed, the ATCA successfully lobbied the NZTA and four direction indicators were added at the turnoff.  As well a distance to Albert Town was added at the Luggate Hill.

For a large number of years the ATCA lobbied the NZTA to add Albert Town to the Direction signs on the SH6/SH84 intersection at Mt iron. For years travellers unfamiliar with the area invariably went into Wanaka only to be turned around to come back to the intersection to get to Albert Town. When a new lane was installed at the time the give-way to the right rule was changed, the ATCA successfully lobbied the NZTA and four direction indicators were added at the turnoff.  As well a distance to Albert Town was added at the Luggate Hill.

Lagoon Avenue Slip Repair

 In Lagoon Avenue at the Junction of Bernard Road the bank started to slip away at a point where a footpath had been installed earlier. It is believed that the construction of the footpath had initiated the earth movement. This was a huge concern to the residents living above and below the earth movement. Such was the concern the ATCA and the residents organised a petition to the QLDC requesting repair work be carried out. The Council responded and a major reconstruction of the bank has been completed. The work carried out was of a high quality and first indications are that the slip has been contained.   

In Lagoon Avenue at the Junction of Bernard Road the bank started to slip away at a point where a footpath had been installed earlier. It is believed that the construction of the footpath had initiated the earth movement. This was a huge concern to the residents living above and below the earth movement. Such was the concern the ATCA and the residents organised a petition to the QLDC requesting repair work be carried out. The Council responded and a major reconstruction of the bank has been completed. The work carried out was of a high quality and first indications are that the slip has been contained.

 

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Albert Town Lagoon Restoration