This page contains information about work that has begun to shore up a crumbling bank near the natural rock jetty in Taurikura.
5/09/2018 12:00 a.m.
Work to shore up a crumbling bank near the natural rock jetty in Taurikura has begun.
The seawall is being built below the car park and the walkway to the jetty, to stop the bank eroding any further, said Council’s Infrastructure Planning and Capital Works Project Engineer Rachael Mannion.
She said gorse, pampus and weeds will be removed and a geotextile cloth will be laid over the bank. This will allow water to pass through while retaining sand and sediment. Large rocks will be placed over the cloth to form the wall, sand will be placed through and over the rocks to create a layer on the surface and this will be planted over to hold the sand in place and create a natural look. The work should be complete by 16 October.
Pictured from left are, Hubands Contracting Site Manager Aaron Underwood, Hubands Contracting Contract Manager Shaun Huband, Council’s Infrastructure Planning and Capital Works Project Engineer Rachael Mannion, NRC Environmental Monitoring Officer Neels van Tonder and local Eric Jagger who has been helping us with his practical wisdom and local knowledge.
The team held a pre-construction meeting to ensure that everything had been thought through and that everyone knew what was happening.