Sea swells take toll on sandbags

Photos: Peter McIntosh
Photos: Peter McIntosh
Recent heavy swells mean several of the smaller sandbags at St Clair Beach need to be replaced.

The Dunedin City Council will also replenish the sand at the top of the sandbags and remove rubble and rocks to reduce the likelihood of more damage.

Council coastal specialist Tom Simons-Smith said access to the beach around the worksite would be available during the work but would be restricted for short periods.

Maintenance of the sandbags was budgeted for each year and the cost of the work was likely to be between $10,000 and $15,000, Mr Simons-Smith said.

Work to replace the damaged sandbags will start today and may continue into early next week.

Add a Comment

Local journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Otago Daily Times reporters and photographers continue to bring you the stories that matter. For more than 158 years our journalists have provided readers with local news you can trust. This is more important now than ever.

As advertising drops off during the pandemic, support from our readers is crucial. You can help us continue to bring you news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter