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:

  • checking out the survey results here
  • emailing us your considerations (SAPLittleShoalBay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz).
  • watching our webinar online -- click here to view the recording
  • Check out the Murals maps created during Workshop 1 and 2.

    • Workshop 1 - Time 1 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 1 - Time 2 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 1 - Time 3 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 1 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 2 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 3 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 4 Mural map available here.

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 17 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:

  • checking out the survey results here
  • emailing us your considerations (SAPLittleShoalBay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz).
  • watching our webinar online -- click here to view the recording
  • Check out the Murals maps created during Workshop 1 and 2.

    • Workshop 1 - Time 1 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 1 - Time 2 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 1 - Time 3 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 1 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 2 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 3 Mural map available here.
    • Workshop 2 -- Time 4 Mural map available here.

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 17 March 2022.


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    Hi, I have been following this project and decided to register for the workshops. I am getting a message that says registrations are closed. I cannot see any info on the main page about a time limit in which to register by. Is this a hard cut off or can I still participate?

    1Charles asked 3 months ago

    Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Due to high demand, our current Workshop 1 slots are full. However, I have added you to the waitlist. If we get >5 people waitlisted, we will add a 4th workshop time. Otherwise, we will increase the caps and work to fit everyone on the waitlist into the available workshop slots.

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    After completing the survey I received acknowledgement that I had done so. In this it suggested that I share it with others, using facebook, and/or email etc. Before doing so please clarify what specifically would be shared if I choose to do so, e.g. the overall plan, the blank survey, or my completed survey.

    Rhys72 asked 4 months ago

    Thanks for your question. The only thing that will be shared is the link to the consultation page.

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    Have you cancelled the proposed community meeting at Little Shoal Bay Reserve on 30th January (this Sunday)?

    Jocelyn Burlton-Bennet asked 4 months ago

    Thanks for your question. Apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately due to the change in Covid-19 traffic light settings to red, we are not able to host in-person events at this time. The Wai Manawa /  Little Shoal Bay engagement is now set up in an online only format based around webinars, online workshops, and surveys.

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