Revetment Information

We are proud to say that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate for the Kabeljauws Beach development has been approved. Provisions will be in place for this development, which includes the installment of gabions on the beach side. The purpose of a gabion revetment is to provide protection from severe weather and high tides.

The purpose of a gabion revetment is to provide protection from severe weather and high tides. A gabion is a natural stone packed wire mesh basket (1m x 1m). The mesh being PVC coated, galvanised steel suitable for marine environments. Two gabions will be stacked upon each other on a reno mattress. A reno mattress is like a gabion – a natural stone packed PVC coated galvanised steel basket, but it is a long, thin, rectangular shape (0.3m x 5m). 

In combination, this structure forms the coastal revetment at Kabeljauws beach and is located in the 10m coastal buffer, the green space along the beachfront.  This structure in combination with dune vegetation which will be planted in the coastal buffer once construction is complete will provide protection from possible severe weather and high tides which could occur in this prime beachfront location.