Cooks Beach Erosion Protection
Cooks Beach, Coromandel
|Client:||Thames-Coromandel District Council|
|Services:||Concept design, consultation, detailed design and construction management|
|Scope:||Buried Sand-Crete Backstop Wall|
Progressive erosion of the inlet shoulder of Cooks Beach threatened Captain Cook Road and associated infrastructure. Thames-Coromandel District Council began working with 4Sight and Urban Solutions to explore options to protect the road while maintaining a natural-looking beach. Ultimately a buried sand-crete backstop wall was selected providing significant cost savings compared to a timber pole wall and complementing the surrounding beach environment. Urban Solutions was pleased to work together with Thames Coromandel District Council, 4Sight and Land + Sea Civil to complete this innovative sand-crete buried backstop wall effectively hiding coastal protection in plain sight. Next steps include dune restoration once the planting season begins to further stabilize the beach and naturalise the area.