Thursday, 22 August 2019


Update on Brophys Beach seawall

Update on Brophys Beach seawall

The proposed Brophy’s Beach seawall design is presently being peer reviewed by the Water Research Laboratory at the University of New South Wales for its appropriateness. 

Waikato Regional Council (who’s responsible for issuing the resource consent to construct the geotextile wall) anticipates that the university will report to them during the course of next week, at which stage their processing officer will be in the position to complete a draft recommendation on the resource consent for review by an external independent commissioner. That is on the assumption there are no further information requirements. 

Depending on the outcome of this process, Thames Coromandel District Council should be aware of the contents of the draft recommendation by mid-November.

It is unclear when construction on the wall will commence. Members of the Whitianga Coastal Erosion Steering Group aren’t happy with the current state of affairs.



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