Big Bay, Small Bay Protection Project

The City of Cape Town recently started an emergency intervention at Big Bay and a portion of the Small Bay beachfront to replace a gabion revetment structure which had collapsed.

This coastline has been severely impacted by storms since 2017 and as a result, the gabion revetment protecting the embankment collapsed. The structural condition of the existing gabion structure could not be repaired, therefore an emergency repair intervention was required to prevent further excessive damage to the embankment. This specific embankment supports a walkway between the two bays as well as underground municipal infrastructure.

The geo-container revetment structure, currently being constructed, will protect the public pedestrian walkway and sewage line from damage during future storm events and ensure the usability and safety of the new walkway adjacent to the new coastal revetment during normal sea conditions.

We ask that residents remain patient as we work towards completing the project. Once the structure has been completed, the pathway between Big Bay and the De Mist parking area will be reinstated. If all goes according to plan, we expect to complete the works by the end of July.

Alderman Nieuwoudt.

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