Flaxmill Bay Coastal Erosion Protection
|Client:||Thames-Coromandel District Council|
|Completion:||Consent – March 2020|
|Services:||Consultation and Concept Design|
|Scope:||Consult with stakeholders to develop “Desirable Outcome Statements”. Design and evaluate options for 70m of coastal protection.|
Urban Solutions was contracted to develop coastal protection options for Purangi Road in Flaxmill Bay and consult communities following community opposition to a proposed revetment extension. Urban Solutions worked collaboratively with the council and the ratepayers association to develop Desirable Outcome Statements alongside a tailored solution – a naturalistic, sculpted stone seawall – using proven technology in an innovative way. To vet this approach, we consulted geotechnical, construction, and naturalistic effect experts to ensure a viable, cost-effective design was conceptualized. The proposed seawall mimics the ignimbrite cliffs which flank the site, protect the road and mature pohutukawa trees, and enhances beach access.