Temporary protection put in place on beach
A temporary measure is being put in place to protect an exposed area at the south end of Paraparaumu Beach following damage from last weekend’s wild weather.
Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says a concrete structure will be installed to provide temporary protection for a sewer main serving a number of properties on Wharemauku Road.
“The sewer line is at risk of being damaged after stormy seas at the weekend removed the ground protecting it, so we’re putting this temporary protection in place,” he says.
Approximately 200 metres of the beach has been cordoned off from 6.30am to 8.30pm each day (including the weekend) for about a week, depending on weather, so the work can be carried out.
Trucks are transporting concrete blocks along the stretch of beach from the Kāpiti Boating Club ramp to the south end of Paraparaumu Beach and excavators are placing the blocks onto the beach. Other trucks are driving up and down Wharemauku Road with loads of sand to backfill the area behind the blocks, making it level with surrounding land.
Warning signs have been put up and wardens are stationed at each end of the site to let people know what’s happening.
“We are advising people to please take care in the area and keep well clear of the work site,” Mr Mallon says.