1 Dec 2023

Hamilton City Council plans makeover for iconic city beach

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 1 December 2023

Hamilton's Wellington Street Beach might not be Piha or Anchorage Bay, but in the landlocked city it's an iconic destination.

On a hot day, the strip of sand on the east bank of the Waikato river is full of school kids doing manu off the jetty, and residents having a paddle.

Storms and river fluctuations this year have caused the jetty to collapse, and the city council is planning a $1.7 million makeover for the park and beach area.

As Libby Kirkby-McLeod reports, people want to enhance the beach without losing its low-key charm.