The trial will monitor the impact grading has on minimising the risk to road assets from a build-up of gravel material causing heavy waves to surge over the road during severe weather-related incidents.
Council will then evaluate the benefits of grading as a proactive mitigation measure in the future.
This work means sections of the beach will be closed while machinery is operational in the area for health and safety reasons.
- 9-22 December: Eastern end (closest to Island Bay) will be fenced off
- 23 Dec – 9 Jan: No works, entire beach open to public
- 10 Jan – end of March: Western end (closest to Red Rocks | Pariwhero) will be fenced off
Contractors Fulton Hogan will be set up down one end of the car park for their site office.
Residents and stakeholders have been notified.