Maintenance of the sea wall at Hartley Street, Foxton Beach

Horizons Regional Council will be starting work on flood mitigation and general maintenance along the Hartley Street sea wall, at Foxton Beach from Monday 20 September.

This will involve restoration of the existing rock wall with new natural rock.

River management projects team leader Shaun Edwards says work is expected to take 10 to 14 weeks, involving diggers on site and trucks delivering rocks. There will be temporary closures of the walkway along the stopbank while work is underway.

“The end result will be a more attractive, naturally lined rock wall giving additional protection to nearby homes and the community. This restoration will also improve protection to the existing walkway which is a popular recreational path.

“The maintenance is a natural progression of the work Horowhenua District Council has done to maintain and upgrade the damaged boat ramp just downstream,” Mr Edwards says.

This infrastructure resilience work is jointly funded by Kānoa - Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit and Horizons Regional Council.

If you have any queries or concerns please call 0508 800 800 and ask to speak to one of Horizons’ Central River Management team or email