Doonside’s 2017 storm washaway repairs on track

Ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge at the damaged Dick King Place car park site.

Repairs to the storm-damaged Dick King Place will be completed prior to the start of the festive season. That is the word from ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge, who said repairs to the road and embankment were adapted from the original design which, similar to the current repair at the Warnadoone Skiboat Club, included stabilising the embankment with geo sandbags.

“The use was, however not approved by the Department of Water and Sanitation and as a result, the design was adapted to include re-routing and lengthening the stormwater outlet originally designed to disperse onto the ground bags,” said Cllr Beetge.

“There are still a few finishing touches before the project is accepted as being complete. This includes a request to remove some of the alien invaders that clog up the river and the remnant of the footbridge that collapsed due to a previous storm, the replacement of which was not part of the current contract.”

Once the re-designed pipe is in place, the embankment will be planted with indigenous dune vegetation and the top sections will be grassed.

READ ALSO: Baggies Beach bank erosion tackled

“We are currently in discussions with relevant stakeholders about the reinstatement of the Dick King stone which was removed by then Warnadoone chairman Jacques Coetzee and I, prior to the collapse of the embankment. It has since been kept secure.

The repairs are set to be completed prior to the festive season, depending on a renewed request to the Department of Water and Sanitation to reconsider the use of geo bags towards the lower end of the embankment close to the water’s edge.”

READ ALSO: Council meter survey underway

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.
To receive news links via WhatsApp, send an invite to 061 694 6047
The South Coast Sun is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – why not join us there?

Do you have more information pertaining to this story?
Feel free to let us know by commenting on our Facebook page or you can contact our newsroom on 031 903 2341 and speak to a journalist.

(Comments posted on this issue may be used for publication in the Sun)

  AUTHOR
Earl Baillache
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

South Coast Sun
Southlands Sun


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

South Coast Sun
Southlands Sun

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: