Moana Ave was hit with slips from the August 2022 weather event. The slip material was removed, and containers were put in place to make sure the roadway was safe for vehicles. Unfortunately, this meant that the road had to be made one way.
Geotechnical investigations were undertaken, and a recommendation was made to install debris fencing, to catch any material that could potentially come onto the roadway in a future weather event.
Council will install the catch fencing along the eastern side of Moana Ave. It will run from the driveway of 134 Moana Ave, extending 70 metres along Moana Ave towards the roundabout. This fence consists of steel posts, steel mesh and tensioned cables that will be anchored into the ground. This will help protect road users and houses below from falling rocks.
The type of fencing planned is similar to that used along SH1 following the Kaikoura earthquake, as pictured above.
To safely and efficiently install the fencing, Moana Ave will need to be closed between Bisley Ave and Princes Drive. This is scheduled to occur in mid-April, with installation taking approx 6-8 weeks.
Note: those properties currently north of the shipping containers will have access from Princes Drive. Those properties within the worksite (where the current shipping containers are located) will have managed access from either end of Moana Ave.
All other road users will be prohibited from travelling through this closure.
We thank you for your patience as we assess this complex geotechnical problem, and as we work to reopen Moana Ave to two lanes of traffic.