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The Waitaki District Council has approved nearly half a million dollars for maintenance on Oamaru Harbour’s breakwater and sand mattresses.
Councillors approved $400,000 for breakwater maintenance, through a short-term loan from the breakwater maintenance budget on Tuesday.
The council also approved a variation of the rock placement contract to Road Metals, for the the additional work.
Corriedale ward councillor Bill Kingan was a strong advocate for maintaining the breakwater.
"I’m afraid it’s going to always cost, but we’ve got to look after it."
Councillors also approved $85,000 for rock revetment work over sand-filled mattresses, on the beach north of Oamaru Harbour.
The sand mattresses were installed in 2017, and were destroyed by a weather event, Cr Colin Wollstein said.