Story: Coastal erosion

Sea walls, Twelve Mile Bluff (2nd of 2)

Sea walls, Twelve Mile Bluff

Home-made concrete walls protect these properties at Twelve Mile Bluff on the West Coast. They lie on a narrow strip of land between the road (obscured) and the sea. These properties have been built too close to shore. During the 1990s and 2000s local authorities placed more controls on building in areas that might be prone to coastal erosion.

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Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - Shifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Willem de Lange, published 12 Jun 2006