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Erosion to threaten Urangan homes, businesses: resident

The council needs government approval to put long-developed plans into action to harvest sand from the growing sandbank near the Urangan Pier to replenish beaches.
The council needs government approval to put long-developed plans into action to harvest sand from the growing sandbank near the Urangan Pier to replenish beaches.

THE Urangan foreshore is being forgotten in the battle against erosion, a resident fears.

Graham Dyer, who has lived in the area for five years, said erosion had worsened over time, and he believed homes and business may soon be threatened.

"I refer to this beach as the forgotten foreshore," he said

"It's all well and good with Scarness and Torquay but what about this area?"

Mr Dyer said pushing the sand back down the beach was not working.

"All they are doing is allowing the tide to take the sand away again," he said.

He said the best way to prevent erosion in the future would be a rock wall but he acknowledged it would be difficult to stop the erosion.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the council was aware of the issue and the latest wild weather event was unprecedented.

"It was an extreme weather event," Cr O'Connell said.

"There is no doubt that the dunes have been slowly eroded.

"Council is continuing its push to repair the damage and restore the beaches."

He also said council is working with the State Government in fixing the issue.

"Last Sunday we raised the issue with the Minister Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, at the Community Cabinet in Maryborough," Cr O'Connell said.

"We need government approval to put long-developed plans into action to harvest sand from the growing sandbank near the Urangan Pier to replenish our beaches or build rock walls or other structures."

Topics:  council, erosion, foreshore, gerard o'connell, resident, urangan




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