The seawall on Paekākāriki Beach, which has been in place for 38 years, is to be replaced.
The current seawall has deteriorated to the point where it has needed regular maintenance for a number of years and requires a major upgrade to continue to effectively protect The Parade and other public infrastructure. On average in recent years we have been spending approximately $100,000 per year on repairs to the seawall.
Options for the replacement seawall were consulted on as part of the Council's 2018–38 Long-term Plan. However, the cost of the proposed concrete and rock option have increased substantially since 2018 and we have taken a bit of a pause to allow us to explore other options for renewing the seawall at a more reasonable cost to the district at this time.
Affordability will be a key consideration in any decision that is reached as the Council needs to balance the community's aspirations with the need to apply a fair and consistent approach to coastal management across the district while continuing to operate within its financial means.
Council has explored other funding options for replacing the Paekākāriki Seawall. This includes responding to the Crown Infrastructure Partners request for proposal for shovel-ready infrastructure projects in May last year, which was unsuccessful.
Options for the replacement seawall will be consulted on as part of the Council's 2021–41 Long-term Plan.
- Paekākāriki Seawall Community Presentation (12 Feb 2017) (PDF, 827.88 KB)
- Paekākāriki Seawall Preliminary Design Drawings (PDF, 5.04 MB)
- Paekākāriki Seawall Resource Consent Application (March 2016) (PDF, 16.87 MB)
- Paekākāriki Seawall Resource Consent Certificate (PDF, 234.27 KB)
- Paekākāriki Seawall Resource Consent Officer's report (2 May 2016) (PDF, 463.43 KB)
- Shovel-ready projects identified to help Kāpiti recovery (7 May 2020)
- Plan for building a stronger Kāpiti adopted (28 June 2018)
- Paekākāriki seawall construction delayed (21 Aug 2017)
- Design of new Paekākāriki Seawall progressing (17 Feb 2017)
- Council plans for the year ahead take shape (10 June 2016)
- Consent for Paekākāriki seawall (5 May 2016)
- Kāpiti residents could face a lower than projected rates rise (18 March 2016)
- Paekākāriki seawall upgrade gets green light (2015)