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Temporary block wall fails on Kapiti beach
February 2017
Expensive failure - 'Temporary sea wall' lives up to its name at Paraparaumu Beach.

Kapiti Coast District Council will be monitoring a temporary block wall at the south end of Paraparaumu Beach over the weekend.

A 170-metre concrete structure was installed to provide temporary protection for a sewer main serving a number of properties on Wharemauku Road following a significant storm event in Kapiti in August.

A reasonable portion of the blocks along the central section of the wall have recently rotated towards the sea.

Kapiti Coast District Council Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says the Council's staff, contractors and engineering consultations have assessed the situation and found the wall is in no immediate danger of collapsing.

"We are currently planning on doing a further assessment of Monday to determine the extent of any repairs or remedial works required," he says.

"In the meantime, we're installing barriers and signage alerting the public to the potential instability of the concrete blocks and restricting access along the reserve area behind the wall.

"We will continue monitoring the situation over the weekend."

 
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