Sunday, January 22, 2012

Guest post: Signs at Judges Bay

 I asked Rendell McIntosh, Parnell Heritage founder and member, head of the team at Alberton, and a good friend of many years standing, if he would mind popping down to his Judges Bay to take snaps of the new Auckland Council-installed heritage interpretation panels there. Here are his images, and text from the email I received this morning. Cheers, Rendell!  
As part of the Auckland Council's $5m upgrade of Judges Bay a number of 2.5m high historical interpretation panels (5) have been placed around the historic central Auckland bay.  The interpretation panels were compiled and designed by the team at DallowBoss Design who have also developed a series of panels for Waiuku and Pukekohe. Local resident Rendell McIntosh assisted with providing relevant old images and associated text of the historical incidents/people connected with the area. An official celebration /opening ceremony was due to take place at Judges Bay on 22 January but due to a high level of bacteria discovered from recent tests in the water, (10 other bays in Auckland are also affected) the event has been put on hold.

Images show different aspects of the restoration programme including new changing/toilet/shower facility, new seating/pavement, new jetty with Parnell Baths in rear. It is hoped that two more panels will go up (near Fred Ambler Lookout and Pt Resolution) to complete a wonderful self guided tourist attraction. The John Logan Campbell Residuary Trust provided a grant to go towards the cost of the panels.

Make time to go down and enjoy the lovely bay and new amenities.

1 comment:

  1. I have compiled a walk that takes in Judges Bay - These signs providing more information are great!