We noticed this last weekend when we parked in the parking lot close to the Waimea café at the beach. The wall looks to be decades old and could easily be rendered and painted, with little cost.  The trash receptacle could do with a coat of paint too. These are further examples of things that could and should have been done some time ago.

We wonder in looking at the wall if there is any steel reinforcing in it as there seems to be a slight lean from the weight of the sand, but if it didn’t then it would probably have collapsed by now.

Below is an example of a similar low retaining wall in Oriental Bay, Wellington.  The marine wildlife graphics are in relief form.  Which wall looks better?