Port Waikato erosion

Port Waikato erosion - November 2019

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22 November 2019

Following the significant erosion that has occurred recently at Port Waikato, Council is providing regular updates to the community about the situation and plans going forward.

This is just a quick update for you about No. 7 Ocean View Road – the bach on that road closest to where the hall was.

We’ve had a geotechnical assessment report carried out. While the report acknowledged that it was difficult to determine when the remaining land in front of the building may be lost or the scale of movement/loss that may occur at that time, the report identified concerns with the safety of the building.

While the bach itself is still about 3.5 metres from the edge of the bank Council understands the owners has scheduled demolition of the bach to start the week beginning 2 December.

So this update serves as a reminder to please stay clear of the base of the bank/dunes when you’re on the beach, particularly the area below No.7 Ocean View Road – the first bach after Sunset Beach car park going north.

It is also important to stay clear of the area while demolition takes place on the off chance that debris slides down the bank during the process – we will remind you of this closer to the time.

If anyone has any comments or suggestions please email our Community Resillience Team at IMT@waidc.govt.nz 

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