An inspection by a Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) coastal engineer has concluded the Toogoom seawall was built to the approved design.
An inspection by a Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) coastal engineer has concluded the Toogoom seawall was built to the approved design. John Grey

EHP gives Toogoom rock wall the green light

AN INSPECTION by a Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) coastal engineer has concluded the Toogoom seawall was built to the approved design.

Last week the Fraser Coast Regional Council received advice that the wall met "conditions 2 to 12 of DEHP concurrence agency response".

The inspection, which was carried out on November 10 last year, concluded the "seawall appeared consistent with the approved design".

The report also noted fracturing of rocks on the wall was observed.

"It is within the design specifications as detailed by Aurecon and as such is not a significant issue," the report noted.

Resident Norm Hoffman, who has studied the wall's designs and construction, maintains all is not right with the wall, and that it does not meet construction and design standards.

"There is ample evidence that the wall was not built in accordance with the approved design and the construction did not comply with the conditions imposed by EHP," he said.

But a spokeswoman for the DEHP dismissed Mr Hoffman's complaints.

"The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has investigated and responded to concerns raised by a member of the public about the Toogoom rock wall," she said.

"EHP is satisfied the rock wall is in compliance with coastal development approvals."

Mr Hoffman said he had submitted evidence of non-compliance to the DEHP and was awaiting a formal response.



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