Stabilising land at Waipiro Bay

Protection work is being done at Waipiro Bay.
Waipiro Bay
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A coastal road at Waipiro Bay is receiving much-welcomed protection work.

“The work on McIlroy Road in Waipiro Bay is being done to stabilise the land above and below the road, which has suffered significant erosion from the sea and past weather events,” a Gisborne District Council spokesman said.

“The unstable land posed a considerable risk to the road and surrounding houses, and is a council freedom camping area. This work is part of the Emergency Works Programme funded by the National Land Transport Fund.”

The total cost of the project is $971,000 and the work is expected to be completed by the end of the August.

A coastal road at Waipiro Bay is receiving much-welcomed protection work.

“The work on McIlroy Road in Waipiro Bay is being done to stabilise the land above and below the road, which has suffered significant erosion from the sea and past weather events,” a Gisborne District Council spokesman said.

“The unstable land posed a considerable risk to the road and surrounding houses, and is a council freedom camping area. This work is part of the Emergency Works Programme funded by the National Land Transport Fund.”

The total cost of the project is $971,000 and the work is expected to be completed by the end of the August.

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Herman Jahnke - 1 month ago
Re: Freedom camping at McIlroy Rd, Waipiro. This area has been left a mess by contractors and needs to be fixed asap - ie, filled with drainage metal, levelled with top soil, regrassed and a small rock bank and flax planting to stabilise the camping area. This area has been gifted to the council, as caretaker, by the McIlroy whanau.

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