Lyall Bay Sea Wall Repairs

We are restoring and repairing the Lyall Bay Sea Wall from May 2020 to March 2021.

View of Lyall Bay from the footpath, behind the seawall. The western headland can be seen in the distance.


The 160m long seawall on Lyall Parade was designed by Wellington City Council engineers in 1931 and constructed in 1932 by men employed under the public works ‘relief schemes’ of the Great Depression. The sea wall is listed as a heritage structure protected by Wellington City Council's District Plan. 

About the project

The condition of the sea wall has deteriorated over time and and contractors Fulton Hogan are strengthening the foundations and anchoring the existing seawall while maintaining the wall’s heritage. 

The works will last approximately from May 2020 to March 2021. 

What we are doing

  • Strengthening the foundation of the seawall 
  • Anchoring the existing structure
  • Completing the work in three sections to minimise disruption to pedestrians and traffic

Progress so far

  • Completed construction of reinforced steel 'cages' offsite
  • Excavated the first two sections
  • Removed sand dune along both sections
  • Propped up existing seawall and removed concrete below seawall footing
  • Received heritage permit and consent approval to complete the concrete repair works and the stormwater pipe extension. This is expected to be completed by mid-March 2021
  • Fulton Hogan Ltd will re-establish on site in February 2021 to complete the remaining works.

What to expect

  • Works on the seawall will be completed opposite 106-132 Lyall Parade from Monday 11 May to mid-March 2021.
  • Works will be completed in three sections to minimise disruption to pedestrians and vehicles.
  • While we are working in one section we will place cones to block nearby parks. Please don't move the cones or park your vehicle in these spaces. If you are unsure about whether you need to move your vehicle please contact the contractor on site.
  • The footpath around the works will be closed but there will be an alternative pathway for pedestrians around the construction site with road cones.
  • Please keep a safe distance from the construction activity.


Need help?

Jone Sumasafu – Civil/structures Project Engineer

History of the area