Council spends $2.7m on new seawalls for bays and beaches

The bulk of the work at Algies Bay was completed in May this year.

Local sea defences will be getting a significant upgrade over the next two years as part of a Council works programme worth more than $2.7 million.

The work includes new seawalls at Algies Bay, Buckletons Bay, Point Wells, Scotts Landing and Whangateau, and the wooden jetty at Rainbow’s End will be renewed.

Council’s community facilities strategic projects leader, John Dragicevich, says the work is being carried out as the local coastline is one of the priority areas in Auckland’s Coastal Compartment Management Plans.

He says that while the bulk of the work at the largest project, in Algies Bay, has already been carried out, remedial work to the toe of the boat ramp is still in progress and Council is hoping to add some additional repairs while the contractors are still on site. These include repairs to erosion behind the rock seawall near Mariners Grove accessway, restacking rock armour around an eroded stormwater outlet north of the yacht clubhouse, and clearance of vegetation and boardwalks between Algies Reserve and Will James Ave Reserves.

The remaining projects will need to be designed, planned and consented before the physical works can be carried out sometime over the next two years.


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