Erosion in Ōrewa
Ōrewa Beach has several challenging erosion issues. It is one of Auckland’s highest priority at-risk coastal areas.
The Ōrewa 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 Ōrewa Beach
- the need to improve access onto the beach for a range of people.
About the Ōrewa seawall
We are building the Ōrewa seawall to manage the impacts of erosion, while allowing access along and onto the beachfront.
It will be a grouted rock wall and will include:
- access ramps
- stairs to the beach.
A new concrete shared path will follow most of the seawall, linking park areas Kinloch Reserve and Remembrance Reserve.
The budget for this project is $18.9 million.