30 Aug 2009

Concrete, steel debris on Clifton Beach to be removed

8:03 am on 30 August 2009

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has agreed to contribute up to $50,000 towards the cost of removing concrete and steel reinforcing littering Clifton Beach, south of Napier.

The material was put in front of the Clifton camp and local marine club many years ago, to provide protection but recent storms, including one in June, have scattered the rubble all over the beach.

The regional council's group asset manager Mike Adye says the debris poses a danger to people walking along the beach or surfing.

Hastings District Council is also considering helping finance the removal cost, which could be as high as $300,000.