Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Wai Manawa/Little Shoal Bay

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Wai Manawa/Little Shoal Bay Mini Shoreline Adaptation Plan

Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay is a reserve on the north shore of Waitematā Harbour.

The area is used for a range of recreation activities including:

  • public open space
  • playground and exercise areas
  • a boat ramp
  • a boat maintenance area.

Due to its coastal location, it is exposed to a variety of coastal hazards including erosion and inundation.

What we are proposing

We are proposing to develop a long-term adaptive plan for the reserve.

Shoreline Adaptation Plans (SAPs) look at how public land and assets on the coast respond to coastal hazards and climate change over time.

While the development of SAPs across Auckland generally focus on large coastal areas, the process is easily adapted to smaller scale ‘Mini-SAP’ projects.

How we develop an adaptive plan

To help us develop an adaptive plan for this area, we use:

  • coastal hazard data
  • climate change forecasts
  • values from mana whenua
  • input from infrastructure providers
  • input from the local community

Through this process, we aim to identify and document the best options for managing Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay over the next century.

What the plan will do

Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay is highly exposed to coastal hazards and will be increasingly at risk due to climate-change induced sea level rise. To manage the risk, we need to make a plan.

The area is significant to mana whenua and is also highly valued by the local community. However, the reserve also has a long history of land use and some areas of contamination.

This project will help join the dots across all the different things that need to be considered. It will also propose a management pathway with coastal management options that will guide the future management and use of this part of the coast and reserve.

What we want your feedback on

To help us identify key areas of importance to the community, we want to know what you value about Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay (see map below).

You can do this by:

  • taking our survey, which includes the outcomes of previous engagements
  • emailing us your considerations
    • attending one of our online events. We will be holding an online webinar focusing on the community objectives for the reserve. You can join the webinar at either of the following available times:
      1. Tuesday, 1 Feb 12-1 pm. Join the webinar here
      2. Wednesday, 2 Feb 7-8 pm. Join the webinar here
  • You can also register to participate in two online workshops where we will work with you to develop potential options for the reserve. Each of the workshops will have a maximum of 7 community members so we are offering four available times:

  • Workshop 1 online, where we will be looking at potential options:

    1. Tuesday, 15 Feb, 7-8:30 pm
    2. Tuesday, 22 Feb, 6:30-8 pm
    3. Wednesday, 23 Feb, 9-10:30 am
    4. Thursday, 24 Feb, 11:30 am -1 pm
  • Registration link coming soon

    • Workshop 2 online, where we’ll have further discussions on options for the reserve:
    • 2 March, 7-8:30 pm
    • 4 March, 9-10:30 am
    • 7 March, 6:30-8 pm
    • 8 March, 11 am -12:30 pm
  • Registration link coming soon

    • You can also ask us a question directly in our ASK US A QUESTION tab


When you can have your say

You can have your say from 24 January to 16 March 2022.


Wai Manawa/Little Shoal Bay Mini Shoreline Adaptation Plan

Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay is a reserve on the north shore of Waitematā Harbour.

The area is used for a range of recreation activities including:

  • public open space
  • playground and exercise areas
  • a boat ramp
  • a boat maintenance area.

Due to its coastal location, it is exposed to a variety of coastal hazards including erosion and inundation.

What we are proposing

We are proposing to develop a long-term adaptive plan for the reserve.

Shoreline Adaptation Plans (SAPs) look at how public land and assets on the coast respond to coastal hazards and climate change over time.

While the development of SAPs across Auckland generally focus on large coastal areas, the process is easily adapted to smaller scale ‘Mini-SAP’ projects.

How we develop an adaptive plan

To help us develop an adaptive plan for this area, we use:

  • coastal hazard data
  • climate change forecasts
  • values from mana whenua
  • input from infrastructure providers
  • input from the local community

Through this process, we aim to identify and document the best options for managing Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay over the next century.

What the plan will do

Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay is highly exposed to coastal hazards and will be increasingly at risk due to climate-change induced sea level rise. To manage the risk, we need to make a plan.

The area is significant to mana whenua and is also highly valued by the local community. However, the reserve also has a long history of land use and some areas of contamination.

This project will help join the dots across all the different things that need to be considered. It will also propose a management pathway with coastal management options that will guide the future management and use of this part of the coast and reserve.

What we want your feedback on

To help us identify key areas of importance to the community, we want to know what you value about Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay (see map below).

You can do this by:

  • taking our survey, which includes the outcomes of previous engagements
  • emailing us your considerations
    • attending one of our online events. We will be holding an online webinar focusing on the community objectives for the reserve. You can join the webinar at either of the following available times:
      1. Tuesday, 1 Feb 12-1 pm. Join the webinar here
      2. Wednesday, 2 Feb 7-8 pm. Join the webinar here
  • You can also register to participate in two online workshops where we will work with you to develop potential options for the reserve. Each of the workshops will have a maximum of 7 community members so we are offering four available times:

  • Workshop 1 online, where we will be looking at potential options:

    1. Tuesday, 15 Feb, 7-8:30 pm
    2. Tuesday, 22 Feb, 6:30-8 pm
    3. Wednesday, 23 Feb, 9-10:30 am
    4. Thursday, 24 Feb, 11:30 am -1 pm
  • Registration link coming soon

    • Workshop 2 online, where we’ll have further discussions on options for the reserve:
    • 2 March, 7-8:30 pm
    • 4 March, 9-10:30 am
    • 7 March, 6:30-8 pm
    • 8 March, 11 am -12:30 pm
  • Registration link coming soon

    • You can also ask us a question directly in our ASK US A QUESTION tab


When you can have your say

You can have your say from 24 January to 16 March 2022.


Page last updated: 27 January 2022, 10:09