Seawall work will pause for Christmas
The Clifton sea wall construction is nearly complete, but work will be paused over Christmas.
Construction on the new 400m limestone wall began in September this year, to safeguard public access to the Clifton boat ramp, camping ground and gateway to Cape Kidnappers. The wall extends from the campground to Clifton Cafe´ , and has a consent for 35 years.
Construction stops on December 21 until January 14 to take the heavy vehicles off the road over the period.
Before December 21 a layer of chip metal will be applied to the surface of the access road to the No.1 camp to help suppress dust.
Access road stabilising and sealing is expected to start late January/early February, and estimated to take three to five days to complete.
The concrete tractor ramp was poured last week and is now operational.
Clifton Marine Club president Paul Hursthouse said the project to install the revetment had gone very smoothly, and he thanked the contractors for the great job they had done to date.
“We’re very grateful that the council listened to us and others in the community. The construction is aesthetically pleasing and more importantly this now assures access to the marine club and camping ground.”
Councillor Rod Heaps said work was progressing well and thanked people for their patience while waiting for the work to be complete.
“It’s been a great effort from all concerned from the project managers to the contractors and through the process the council has established a good working relationship with the Clifton Marine Club and Clifton Marine Reserve Society.”
Councillor Ann Redstone said she was excited to see the project in its final stages of completion.
“The contractors have done a great job on the rock revetment wall which is an important asset to the region. It will protect the access road to one of our most visited tourist attractions for many years to come.”