Work begins on Huia Domain and foreshore

Publish Date : 22 Sep 2017
Huia Domain and foreshore concept image
Huia Domain and foreshore concept image. Courtesy of Reset Urban Design.

Work to reduce erosion on Huia Domain and foreshore will begin the week of 25 September.

It is anticipated that it will be completed prior to Christmas, though this will be weather and tide dependent.

Plans were approved in July 2016 by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board following extensive consultation with the local community, iwi, coastal engineers and council representatives. There have been no material changes to the plans.

To help protect the domain from erosion, works include installing two rock groynes in the foreshore and replenishing the beach with sand from the bay.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board chair Greg Presland says he is pleased works are getting underway.

“A lot of people have provided very considered feedback and ideas to develop the final plan. Working together has paid off. When works are complete, we’ll have good protection in place for Huia Domain.”

Timings and closures

Work will take place 7.30am to 7pm weekdays and 8am to 5.30pm on Saturdays. Tides will occasionally prevent work during these times. No work will occur on Sundays or public holidays.

Auckland Council is committed to everyone’s health and safety, so while work is being undertaken the beach between the two car parks will be closed. The domain, the toilet and playground will remain accessible throughout the project, and at least one of the two car parks will remain open at all times during the works.

For the first few weeks of the project heavy vehicles will use Huia Road to deliver the rock for the groynes.

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