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.
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
The project to restore and protect it includes:
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