Motakiora/Brook Park top section closed until further notice
For health and safety reasons, Waitomo District Council has closed the top section of Motakiora/ Brook Park for ALL recreational use until further notice.
As a result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall event, a section of track to the summit is hazardous and a large slip has taken out part of the mountain bike track, which is also popular with walkers.
There is risk of further multiple slips and damage if the rain continues.
The rotunda and toilet is still accessible, however we urge residents and users to exercise caution if entering this area.
Signage advising of the closure will be erected onsite soon. Please do not venture into the red zone.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

WDC retains Building Consent Authority status

26 Jun 2014, 9:40 AM

Waitomo District Council underwent a recent assessment by the International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), between 3 and 5 June. The assessment determines whether WDC complies with the requirements of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006.

WDC must hold this accreditation in order for staff to be able to process and issue building consents and carry out building inspections. Losing these essential services would have a negative impact on the local building industry.

“We are pleased to advise that the outcome of the IANZ assessment was successful” says Regulatory Manager John Moran. “This excellent audit result was achieved because of the commitment of staff in the BCA who has ensured that systems and procedures are correctly followed at all times”