Open for Submissions
The consent application for the proposed seawall from Kohu Street to Marine View is about to be publicly notified. Any person may make a submission on the application.
Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/resourceconsentsubmissions for information about making submissions, the submission form and online submissions. You can also send written submissions to Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142.
Submissions close at 5pm on May 12.
These recently released images show how a seawall and walkway on the northern part of Orewa Beach could look, with a 150mm (top) or 800mm ‘upstand’.
A new set of images has been released illustrating how the proposed seawall that Auckland Council hopes to build at the northern end of Orewa Beach may look.
The images are part of the resource consent application, lodged last December, to build a seawall and walkway from Kohu Street to Marine View.
The aim of the structure is to retain the width of the reserve, which has been substantially eroded.
The images compare the existing situation at the site with two options: a walkway and seawall with a 150mm ‘upstand’ and another with a full 800mm ‘upstand’.
Council staff say that the 150mm option would provide protection from erosion in current conditions while the taller wall allows for future sea level rises in 25–30 years’ time.
“While Council is applying for resource consent to allow this solution to be constructed, it is not the current intention to immediately build the full 800mm upstand,” a Council spokesperson says. “This feature will be added if deemed necessary.”
Despite the massive volumes of detailed documentation prepared by the council’s engineers and staff in support of the proposed wall, Council’s resource consent team asked for more information in order to progress the application.
Much of this information was informally put before the public in a series of meetings held by Council staff last year, including one on the site at Orewa Beach.
At a meeting last year, coastal management services team manager Paul Klinac said that funding for the building of the wall will depend on where the project is placed on a list of Auckland’s coastal work priorities.
It is expected that the resource consent application could be put before the public for formal submissions this month, although the exact timing depends on processing of the consent.