Wellington seaside village hatches climate change plan after Cyclone Gita mayhem
A plan has been devised to help safeguard the Wellington seaside village of Makara Beach from future severe weather events after it was left scarred by ex-Cyclone Gita.
Wellington City Council may also reuse the same climate change consultation process it went through at Makara Beach to create similar plans for other the city's other coastal suburbs.
Makara Beach was pummeled by ex-Cyclone Gita in February 2018 when an aggressive storm surge swept logs, rocks and sand through the village, flooding homes and destroying property.
A recommendation document stemming from recent consultation between the council and community has suggested gravel renourishment be used to increase the height and width of the beach crest, providing extra protection in storm events.
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