|to compliment todays media statement from
the Canterbury Regional Council, Thursday 25 June 1998
REPORT OF HEIGHT OF SAND DUNES BEING CONSIDERED
A report to be considered by Community Boards and the Christchurch City Council has recommended that sand dunes in North New Brighton remain at their current height.
For further details see media statement sent today from the Canterbury Regional Council.
The report, titled "Christchurch Coastal Dune Wave Run-up Study", was commissioned by the Canterbury Regional Council and the Christchurch City Council to provide more information on the desired height and shape of the sand dunes for coastal protection from storms.
The report, by Niwa and Tonkin and Taylor, will be presented to the three community boards concerned, Hagley/Ferrymead, Shirley/Papanui and Burwood/Pegasus. The Boards will then decide if any changes need to be made, and whether the Christchurch City Council should apply to the Canterbury Regional Council for any variation to the existing resource consent. The existing consent permits reshaping of the sanddunes to eight metres above sea level.
The report indicates that if the sand dunes were only six metres in height, North New Brighton would be vulnerable if a 50 year storm hit.
Reference copies of the report will be available for viewing from Thursday 2 July at the Parks Unit, Council Civic Offices building, Shirley and Linwood Service Centres, and Shirley, Central, Linwood and Papanui Libraries. Copies may also be ordered for purchase at the Shirley and Linwood Service Centres.
For further information:
Richard Holland, Parks Policy and Quality Control Manager, phone 371-1639
Kay Holder, Coastcare Co-ordinater, phone 382-1678