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Project to protect Camborne Walkway

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Preparations are underway to restore and protect Porirua’s popular Camborne Walkway, which has been hit hard by coastal erosion.

 Resource consent has been received for a plan of action and companies are now being sought, through a tender process, to carry out the work. 

 “We know how popular this walkway is and there has been a lot of concern from our residents about the impact coastal erosion is having on it.  This project is about repairing areas of damage and protecting it for the future, “says Porirua City Council Parks Manager Olivia Dovey.

 “We’ve been working for some time to secure the resource consents we need from Greater Wellington Regional Council, Porirua City Council, and an archaeological authority from Heritage New Zealand.”

Camborne Walkway is about 1.6km long and runs along the edge of Pāuatahanui Inlet between Pascoe Ave, in Mana and Grays Road, in Camborne.

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We are seeking bids from companies able to take on the upgrade project. The construction period is negotiable but work on the walkway must have started by 9 April and be complete by 15 June 2018.  The tender closes on 21 September.

The project to restore and protect it includes:

  • Building a timber retaining wall to reinforce the pathway leading into the walkway from the Pascoe Ave entry to the first boatshed.
  • Protecting areas of walkway that are being eroded with rock rip rap, and restoring existing areas of rip rap that have washed away.
  • Installing rock rip rap protection around the 18 stormwater outlets along the walkway.
  • Where possible, realigning the walkway inland and away from the coastal foreshore to protect it from being undercut by future erosion.
  • Resurfacing the entire walkway.

It’s likely the walkway will be closed while construction is underway.  If possible it will be closed in sections, so access can remain to the walkway via alternative footpath links.

We will communicate with boat shed owners about the project and how they can access their properties during construction.

 There are two known archaeological sites along the walkway and work at these sites will be supervised by an archaeologist and an iwi monitor - as required by resource consent conditions. 

29 Aug 2017