Pakawau Community Residents' Association

Status: The independent commissioner closed the hearing on 3 April 2019. We expect to issue a decision by 29 April 2019.

Proposed seawall at Pakawau Beach Esplanade Reserve and coastal marine area

Hearing held: 19 & 20 March 2019, adjourned 20 March, and closed 3 April 2019. 

The Tasman District Council received an application for resource consents to construct a 345 metres long, rock revetment-type seawall on Council esplanade reserve land and the coastal marine area at Pakawau. It is adjacent to 1118 to 1154 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road.  

The seawall is intended to protect the adjacent private land from coastal erosion.

You can download a copy of the application documents, view the submissions received, the changes to the application, any reports on the application and the evidence from the Hearing. These are available through the links at the bottom of this page.

Current status - awaiting decision 

The hearing was closed on 3 April 2019. We expect a decision from the independent commissioner by 29 April 2019.  


If you are have any questions, they can be emailed to the Council at

Please note that if the resource consents are granted, Council as landowner for the reserve, has a separate process (under the Reserves Act 1977) to consider the seawall occupying the reserve land. This process would only start after the decision on this application for resource consents was known.

Application details


Pakawau Community Residents’ Association


Pakawau Beach Esplanade Reserve and coastal marine area

Legal description

Lot 20 DP 5716 Blk XVI Pakawau S D Esplanade Reserve, and part of the common marine and coastal area

Consent type, application number and proposal

Coastal permit (application RM171015)

A coastal permit is needed to (a) disturb the coastal marine area, as a result of the works associated with the erection of the seawall, and (b) to occupy the coastal marine area with part of the seawall.

Land use consent - (application RM171289)

A district land use consent is needed to erect the 345 metre long seawall structure on land that is Open Space Zone under the Tasman Resource Management Plan.

Land use consent (application RM171290)

A land use consent is needed for the land disturbance activities associated with the construction of the seawall. This involves disturbing more than 1000 square metres of land, within 200 metres of the coastal marine area and over a single 12 month period.  

Applicant’s address

Pakawau Community Residents’ Association

c/-  Laurie Jarrett

By email:

Or by post:

1178 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, RD 1, Collingwood 7073

Previous status updates

Submissions closed: 4:00pm Monday 18 June 2018

The applicant amended their proposal: received by the Council on 16 July and 20 July 2018. 

Report from Coast Care: uploaded on 17 September 2018.

Hearing: originally scheduled for 16 October 2018, but postponed as the applicant placed the process on hold under s91A on 24 September 2018.

The applicant asked for the processing to restart for 25 February 2019.

Applicant evidence: uploaded 4 March 2019 (included opening legal submissions).

Submitter technical evidence: due 11 March 2019. Evidence received late and accepted.

Hearing held: 19-20 March 2019 at Golden Bay Recreation Park Centre, Takaka.