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Dunedin city councillor Jules Radich, who pushed the project during the council election campaign, wants a staff report on options to reinstate the timber groyne at St Clair.
That report would include an assessment of risks and benefits of the groyne, including reference to Kettle Park and the risk of doing nothing, a construction time and cost estimate, and an assessment on the effects on the wider coastal system and council work programme.
He has proposed a motion asking for the report to be discussed at today’s full council meeting.
Council staff have previously said reinstating the groynes to build up sand along the beach would be considered, but only as part of long-term planning for the area.
Other possible options canvassed have ranged from construction of a new sea wall or rock groynes, to the removal of the old landfill and allowing a natural dune system to return.
Mr Radich said he had been discussing the issue with both staff and fellow councillors, and there were a range of views on the groyne proposal.
"There is enthusiasm in some quarters, and a lack of enthusiasm in others."