Caution advised around Kaiti Beach slip

KAITI Beach users have been warned to stay away from a dangerous landslip spilling on to the beach from a council-owned reserve.

The slippage area at the south end of the beach has grown in the past week.

“We ask people to stay away from this area as it is active and dangerous,” a council spokesperson said.

“Beach users should avoid putting themselves in the path of potential debris flow which could release at speed at any time.”

The end carpark and 4WD track at the north-eastern end of Kaiti Beach have been closed.

The seat of the slip is at the top of Wallis Road on council-owned reserve land where new large crevices have opened in recent weeks following heavy winter rain.

In 2015, Mike and Sandra Crashley had to demolish their house at 1 Wallis Road due to slip and land stability issues.
They claimed it was caused by poor drainage on the council-owned land next door.

The council said the slip had been assessed as a naturally occurring failure and the area was on a fault line.

Housing risks on top of the hill were for consideration between the Earthquake Commission and the residents of Wallis Road, a council spokesperson said this week.

KAITI Beach users have been warned to stay away from a dangerous landslip spilling on to the beach from a council-owned reserve.

The slippage area at the south end of the beach has grown in the past week.

“We ask people to stay away from this area as it is active and dangerous,” a council spokesperson said.

“Beach users should avoid putting themselves in the path of potential debris flow which could release at speed at any time.”

The end carpark and 4WD track at the north-eastern end of Kaiti Beach have been closed.

The seat of the slip is at the top of Wallis Road on council-owned reserve land where new large crevices have opened in recent weeks following heavy winter rain.

In 2015, Mike and Sandra Crashley had to demolish their house at 1 Wallis Road due to slip and land stability issues.
They claimed it was caused by poor drainage on the council-owned land next door.

The council said the slip had been assessed as a naturally occurring failure and the area was on a fault line.

Housing risks on top of the hill were for consideration between the Earthquake Commission and the residents of Wallis Road, a council spokesperson said this week.

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