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Emergency works at Pare Street

9 Sep 2019

Emergency works at Pare Street

Emergency works to protect properties on Pare Street and a septic tank from falling into the ocean were undertaken over the weekend.

“Council decided emergency measures were needed to avoid significant damage to property and the environment,” says director of lifelines, David Wilson.

“Work has gone well over the weekend to install rock in front of the dune and we’ve secured the properties and the septic tank concerned.”

Contractors will assess today if any further measures will need to be taken, while a long term solution is developed.

“We’ll update the owners and the community when we have any further information.”

Friday 6 September

Spring tides and massive swells have washed away gabion baskets and the dune from three beachfront properties at Pare Street in Wainui today.

Council engineers and contractors have been onsite to assess what options there are for emergency protection measures.

“We’re concerned about the septic system for one of the properties being exposed and falling into the sea and the potential for significant damage to properties,” says Director of Community Lifelines David Wilson.

“We’ll make a decision on what can be done tomorrow depending on the tides. Further swells of 3-4m are forecast for this evening and over the weekend.

“Residents of the three properties are staying elsewhere. We are in contact with them and will keep them informed of the next steps,” says Mr Wilson.