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.

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