Certain things can simply NOT be planned for.
For years the Council encouraged, and practically subsidised construction on the coast. Now they are trying to shift the responsibility.
Costs rise for crumbling coastlines as council makes it clear: homeowners are on their own
30 April, 2019
As seas continues to rise, the cost to hold them back is growing.
In the meantime, about 9000 tonnes of rocks are being stored at the council's depot to reinforce the temporary wall if needed.
"The 2015 Long Term Plan included a $10.9m solution and this budget was updated as part of the 2018 plan which also incorporated a modified design solution which accounts for the change in costs," Mallon said.
Insurance Council New Zealand chief executive Tim Grafton said rising sea levels were a major issue for coastal communities throughout New Zealand and it was good to see Kāpiti working to address the issue.