New Brighton Pier is currently being repaired, with work expected to be complete in early 2018.
Public access to New Brighton beach will be reduced in certain locations south of the Pier and Library from Thursday 16 February to approximately Thursday 2 March.
This is to enable the creation of a temporary access road which will allow heavy equipment to be safely transported to and from the Pier.
Any plants affected during the creation of the road will be relocated and then re-planted once the road is complete. Affected sand dunes will also be reinstated.
The repairs to New Brighton Pier will focus on earthquake damage sustained by the support columns at seabed-level, and there will be additional repairs to cosmetic earthquake damage on the deck and railings.
Visiting the Pier
The Pier performed as expected during the 2011 earthquakes, and remains safe to use. The impact on visitors to the Pier will be minimised through the repair – with the exception of the occasional closure to allow contractor vehicles to come and go, the Pier will remain open to the public throughout.
Popular events based around New Brighton Pier, including the Treetech Guy Fawkes Fireworks Spectacular, the Coast to Coast and the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships, will all go ahead as planned through 2017.