19 May 2015

Work begins on St Clair seawall

5:03 pm on 19 May 2015

Work has begun on a $170,000 strengthening of the St Clair seawall in Dunedin.

It is the second time sinkholes have appeared at St Clair beach in a year.

Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

The Dunedin City Council says sheet-piling will be put in vulnerable sections of the seawall to prevent parts of the wall being exposed, which could cause damage to the nearby esplanade.

In 2013 the wall leaked and causing numerous sinkholes to appear in the esplanade walkway.

The work was expected to take between one and three weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

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