Project Update - Coastal Pathway (Shag Rock to Esplanade)

What we are doing: 

The Christchurch City Council has contracted Fulton Hogan to carry out the construction of a shared pathway, supported by a rock retaining wall, for the Coastal Pathway project. 

This work started in mid-October and will continue until the end of October 2019, on weekdays, between 7:00am and 6:00pm. 

What have we done so far? 

The project is in its very early stages. So far, we have built a temporary footpath and put a temporary fence on the beach. 

We have also stripped vegetation and deconstructed the existing sea wall between Shag Rock and Gollans Point. Much of this existing rock will be used to construct the new sea wall, either in the underneath layer or the outer ‘armour’ rock. 

What is still to come? 

We will start excavating for the new rock retaining wall next week. This retaining wall will be constructed at low tides, but we will continue construction works at high tides too. We will also install drainage and swales. 

The shared path will start getting built early next year. The timber board walk and carpark upgrade is expected to start in Autumn of next year, along with some landscaping. We also need to install three heritage lights along the cycleway on Main Road. 

Mark Townshend