Ruakaka seawall construction (Princes Rd)

  • Project typeParks
  • Project value$360,000
  • Project scheduleConstruction begins April 2021
  • Contractor nameHubands Construction
Aerial map showing location of Princes Road seawall, Ruakaka.

The Princes Road foreshore needs erosion protection.  There are some short lengths of existing seawall, however they are in poor condition and are no longer high enough to prevent wave overtopping.

Issues have been worked through with the public, WDC Planners, consulting engineers and an arborist. The latest design retains the pohutukawa trees and gives them the best possible chance to survive of all available options.

The works include removing remnants of old concrete structures, replacing stormwater culverts, constructing a new rock revetment wall, backfilling behind the wall, protecting the existing pohutukawa trees, installing access steps and raising the level of the grass area to reduce ponding.

Construction will follow the limitations of the NRC and WDC consents and the Heritage New Zealand Archaeological Authority.

Local contractor Huband Contractors will start construction in April 2021.

The design has been completed by local consultants Hawthorn Geddes Engineers and Architects, the arborist report and investigation completed by Arborlab, the archaeological work has been completed by Geometria.

Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board have made the cultural impact assessment