Erosion in Ōrewa
Ōrewa Beach has a variety of challenging erosion issues. It is one of Auckland’s highest priority at-risk coastal areas.
The Orewa Beach Esplanade Enhancement Programme (OBEEP), initially identified the section between Kohu Street and Marine View as the area of highest risk.
This assessment was based on:
- progressive erosion of the narrow width of esplanade reserve which provides public access along this section of Orewa Beach
- the need to improve access onto the beach for a range of users.
About the Ōrewa seawall
The Ōrewa seawall is designed to manage the impacts of erosion, while allowing access along and on to the beachfront.
It will be a grouted rock wall and will include:
- access ramps
- stairs to the beach
- a restored dune area adjacent to Kinloch Reserve.
A new concrete shared path will generally follow the seawall, linking park areas, to the north and south.
The budget for this project is $14 million.