The protection "mattress" has rotted and disintegrated, and the erosion cavities are almost undermining the walkway. It's a diabolical disgrace and it's been like it for many weeks, if not months. It's not a good look for Taupo for both residents and visitors. So it needs some FIXIT attention URGENTLY and it needs to be done PROPERLY. In fact this, and a few other similar deficiencies, would be a far more appropriate use for the extra $100,000 which the council proposes to give to DGLT.