Clearing up and repair work following wild weather
Lots of clearing up of trees, branches and debris in parks, reserves and open waterways around the district was carried out by Council staff earlier this week following last weekend’s wild weather.
Other work carried out, and being carried out, to repair damage caused by stormy seas includes:
Temporary protection measure at Paraparaumu South beach
Installation of the temporary concrete structure along 170m of Paraparaumu South beach is now finished and will protect the sewer line behind it if more wild weather hits Kāpiti.
The structure is made from 266 reinforced concrete blocks, weighing about two tonne each, placed in two rows (one on top of the other). Three thousand cubic metres of sand has been placed behind the rows of concrete, to make them level with the land in front of properties in the area.
We have a number of options to consider for a more permanent solution and will need to consult with the effected residents and Greater Wellington Regional Council as well. We will work through these options over the next few weeks.
The Parade, Paekākāriki
Erosion under the road at The Parade in Paekākāriki has been fixed.
Arawa Walkway – beach access
The beach accessway at the start of the Awara Walkway, off Wharemauku Street in Paraparaumu, was washed away. Two-tonne concrete blocks have been put in place to stop further erosion and options for a more permanent solution are being looked at.
Marine Gardens seawall
Part of the wooden seawall in the Marine Gardens area in Raumati was also damaged. This will be repaired next week, with a contractor now engaged to carry out the work.
Quote from Sean Mallon, Group Manager Infrastructure Services
“Thanks to all staff and contractors involved for their speedy response and hard work.”