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Wainui Beach Management Strategy

The Wainui Beach Management Strategy (WBMS) was created in 2003, it set out a management strategy for the future of the Wainui Beach foreshore and foredune areas and the Tuahine Point headland. It provided guidelines to what activities could take place on the beach and fore dune area.

Wainui Beach Management Strategy 2003

This document is now 9 years old and needs to be reviewed and updated. Council seeks to develop a new sustainable Wainui Beach Management Strategy (WBMS) that:

  • identifies the preferred management of coastal hazards affecting Wainui Beach
  • takes into consideration the wider economic, environmental, social including recreational, and cultural context
  • has broad community acceptance
  • will provide a framework for future development and decisions related to Wainui Beach.

Public meetings and documents

Key stakeholder meetings, next meeting 23 April 2014.

2 April 2013 meeting - Presentation (2.3mb)

13 November 2013 meeting - Presentation (2mb)   |   Record of meeting (361kb)

28 August 2013 meeting - Presentation (2.7kb)

5 December 2012 meeting - Presentation(2mb)  |  Record of meeting (77kb)

28 November 2012 meeting Presentation(1mb)  |  Record of meeting(101kb)  |  Discussion document(53kb)     Preliminary screening comments (522kb)

17 October 2012 meeting  Presentation (826kb)   |   Record of meeting (100kb)

17 September 2012 meeting Presentation(1.1mb)   |   Record of meeting (103kb)

12 September 2012 - Specialist advisers presentation(8.6mb)   |    Record of meeting (35kb)

22 August 2012 - PowerPoint presentation (1.4mb) at the meeting - read together with Record of meeting (48kb)

Background information and documents

These relevant existing documents provide detailed background information to where we are today.

Wainui Beach Management Strategy for Coastal Erosion : Background and Discussion Document (2.8mb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Coastal Hazard Assessment Review. Richard Reinen-Hamill (55kb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Detailed Screening of Potential Options. Richard Reinen-Hamill (1.8mb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Wainui Beach Profile Summary. Richard Reinen-Hamill (2.5mb)

Eco-i - Surfbreaks Report. Dr Amber Dunn (174kb)

Summary of the 2003 Wainui Beach Management Strategy (16kb)
We have summarised the consent of some of the documents for easier understanding.

Summary of Erosion of Wainui Beach by Dr P Komar (34kb) - full report Erosion of Wainui Beach by Dr P Komar (1.2mb)

The Spectrum of Coastal Structures Used to Combat Erosion at Wainui Beach - Amber Dunn and Willem de Lange (277kb)

Summary of 3 GNS Tsunami Reports (42kb)

a) GNS Tsunami Hazard and Risks (2.8mb)   b) GNS NZ Preparedness (1.7mb)

c) Tsunami Inundation Study pages 1-19(1.1mb)   |   TIS - pages 20-69(1.8mb)   |   TIS - pages 70-129 (1.8mb)

Summary of Dr J Gibb Report(42kb)  - link to webpage 1995 Wainui Beach Coastal Hazard Zone

Summary of Tonkin & Taylor WBMS (31kb) - full report Tonkin & Taylor WBMS Review (1.1mb)

Resource Consent Application and Decision (1.6mb)  Summary of Application and Commissioners' decision (25kb)
Rivers and Land Drainage section of Council applied for resource consent to allow for the removal of a rail iron/piled log wall and replacement with a sloping rock revetment between the concrete groyne south of the Tuahine accessway and the Wainui Stream.

WD Lynsar and Wainui Beach Management Plan 

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