The St Clair Surf Life Saving Club should have a
temporary boat ramp installed before beach patrols begin on
October 28, the Dunedin City Council says.
The original concrete ramp was removed following storm damage
that caused large sinkholes in the Esplanade in front of the
Council roading maintenance engineer Peter Standring said
discussions were still being held with the club about options
for the ramp.
At this stage, because of the effects on it of the water and
sand, the ramp would probably be located at the north end of
the Esplanade and sea wall, running north on to the beach,
rather than coming out at a right angle from the sea wall
towards the water, as it used to.
Mr Standring said the area of the Esplanade where holes
appeared was still exposed for engineering inspections, but
the promenade pavers should be reinstated by the end of the
Consultants hired by the council to review the available
information about the marine and beach environment around the
sea wall were expected to finish that work by mid to late
They would be speaking to the range of previous consultants
on the wall to inform their report.
The report to the council would identify extra information
that was needed before long-term options for the protection
of the beach and sea wall could be developed, Mr Standring
A public forum would take place after the report was
considered by the council.