Council chief insists Toogoom seawall plans are sound

ALL necessary work has been done to ensure a proposed seawall at Toogoom does not harm the coastline, according to Fraser Coast Regional Council chief executive officer Lisa Desmond.

Ms Desmond said the council had followed correct procedure ahead of constructing the revetment wall to protect 16 Kingfisher Pde homes.

She said this involved getting an engineer's report to assess any impacts a wall would have.

More checks were still to be done before a final approval was given.

"We've undertaken a fairly extensive assessment of the rock wall situation and certainly the outcome we have at the moment is the best one presented - and we've looked at many different options," Ms Desmond said.

"There will be a full engineer's report, and it will go through the full approval process with the State Government and the council."

The CEO was responding to concerns raised by the new Toogoom Progress Association about potential impacts of the seawall.

The council and the 16 home owners have come to an agreement to protect the properties from erosion.

On behalf of the residents, the council will apply to the State Government  to construct the wall on state land.

The council will, pending approval, then build the seawall and the 16 home owners will repay its cost through a special rates levy.



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