Work has commenced on a major project to make the much-loved Beach Haven recreational wharf in Hilders Park stronger and safer for generations to come, Auckland Council announces. The wharf is popular with boaties, swimmers and anglers from near and far, but the impact of the marine environment has caused serious deterioration of the seaward portion of the structure. This has made it a safety hazard and the loading platforms have been closed to the public since 2018. The recreational wharf will be closed during the works, which are expected to be finished by summer this year.