All Te Mato Vai work sites, including access roads leading up to the current ‘live’ work sites at Turangi, Avana, Matavera, Avatiu, Tupapa and Papua, are off-limits to the general public for health and safety reasons.
Recently we have noticed members of the public are putting themselves in danger by visiting the construction sites on the weekend and after work hours. Recreational walkers, runners, motor bikers, and mountain bikers entering the area are all at serious risk of harm from construction related hazards.
Public safety is a priority for both the Te Mato Vai Project Management Unit (PMU) and McConnell Dowell. This is why access to TMV work sites is restricted to authorised construction personnel, landowners, and residents living nearby. The PMU has also been engaging with tourist operators regarding the restricted use of access roads and will continue to do so during construction.
McConnell Dowell is required to do everything practicable to make the construction sites safe during and after working hours. There are strict health and safety processes in place for access to and on a work site. When required, McConnell Dowell site personnel will help landowners and residents using the access roads to get to their property safely.