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Wainui Beach Erosion Management Strategy

Gisborne District Council's strategy for managing coastal erosion at Wainui Beach. 

Wainui Beach Erosion Management Strategy (2mb)
Read as an eBook - Wainui Beach Erosion Management Strategy(external link)

This strategy was developed with the help of coastal experts and key stakeholders representing interest groups. Council adopted the strategy on 7 August 2014, it replaces the 2003 WBEM Strategy.

Wainui Beach extends about 6km between Tuahine Point and Makorori Point. The beach consists of a predominantly sandy shoreline, backed by a substantial dune system between the 2 rocky headlands.


Background to developing the strategy

The following are the notes and presentations from public meetings that were held to assist in the development of the strategy.

11 June 2014 meeting - Presentation (2.2mb)

30 April 2014 meeting - Presentation (800kb)

2 April 2014 meeting - Presentation (2.3mb)

13 November 2013 meeting - Presentation (2mb)   |   Record of meeting (361kb)

28 August 2013 meeting - Presentation (2.7kb)

5 December 2012 meeting - Presentation(2mb)  |  Record of meeting (77kb)

28 November 2012 meeting Presentation(1mb)  |  Record of meeting(101kb)  |  Discussion document(53kb)     Preliminary screening comments (522kb)

17 October 2012 meeting  Presentation (826kb)   |   Record of meeting (100kb)

17 September 2012 meeting Presentation(1.1mb)   |   Record of meeting (103kb)

12 September 2012 - Specialist advisers presentation(8.6mb)   |    Record of meeting (35kb)

22 August 2012 - PowerPoint presentation (1.4mb) at the meeting - read together with Record of meeting (48kb)

Background information and documents

These relevant existing documents provide detailed background information to where we are today.

Wainui Beach Management Strategy for Coastal Erosion : Background and Discussion Document (2.8mb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Coastal Hazard Assessment Review. Richard Reinen-Hamill (55kb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Detailed Screening of Potential Options. Richard Reinen-Hamill (1.8mb)

Tonkin & Taylor - Wainui Beach Profile Summary. Richard Reinen-Hamill (2.5mb)

Eco-i - Surfbreaks Report. Dr Amber Dunn (174kb)

Summary of the 2003 Wainui Beach Management Strategy (16kb)
We have summarised the consent of some of the documents for easier understanding.

Summary of Erosion of Wainui Beach by Dr P Komar (34kb) - full report Erosion of Wainui Beach by Dr P Komar (1.2mb)

The Spectrum of Coastal Structures Used to Combat Erosion at Wainui Beach - Amber Dunn and Willem de Lange (277kb)

Summary of 3 GNS Tsunami Reports (42kb)

a) GNS Tsunami Hazard and Risks (2.8mb)   b) GNS NZ Preparedness (1.7mb)

c) Tsunami Inundation Study pages 1-19(1.1mb)   |   TIS - pages 20-69(1.8mb)   |   TIS - pages 70-129 (1.8mb)

Summary of Dr J Gibb Report(42kb)  - link to webpage 1995 Wainui Beach Coastal Hazard Zone

Summary of Tonkin & Taylor WBMS (31kb) - full report Tonkin & Taylor WBMS Review (1.1mb)

Resource Consent Application and Decision (1.6mb)  Summary of Application and Commissioners' decision (25kb)
Rivers and Land Drainage section of Council applied for resource consent to allow for the removal of a rail iron/piled log wall and replacement with a sloping rock revetment between the concrete groyne south of the Tuahine accessway and the Wainui Stream.

WD Lynsar and Wainui Beach Management Plan 

The previous strategy written in 2003 

 Wainui Beach Management Strategy 2003(external link)

This document has been reviewed and updated with the 2014 Wainui Beach Management Strategy.