Designs for a backstop wall at Ocean Beach Domain will be
completed by the end of the year so they are ready to
implement in the case of an emergency.
In 2012, Dunedin city councillors approved a plan to sink a
backstop wall along the dunes behind the beach as part of
long-term measures to mitigate coastal erosion on Ocean Beach
Domain, which runs from the St Clair salt water pool to
The council has also approved the rollover of unspent
emergency works budget funds each year so it could accumulate
and be used to prepare an application to extend the present
resource consent for emergency works in the area and to
design the backstop wall.
Council parks manager Lisa Wheeler said the design work would
be done this year, although it was not planned to start
building the first section of the wall for at least 10 years.
''We want to have the plan in place so that if anything
actually happens and it's more cost-effective to bring that
forward, we'll know what we doing and how much it will
The council will this year apply to renew resource consents
for emergency works in the area.
The council sets aside $250,000 for emergency coastal works