EROSION: The shoreline at Inskip Point is being monitored after a near-shore landslide was recorded in the area yesterday morning.
EROSION: The shoreline at Inskip Point is being monitored after a near-shore landslide was recorded in the area yesterday morning. Qld Government

Landslide at Inskip Pt creates uncertainty

EROSION is being monitored at Inskip Point after another near-shore landslide happened near the barge landing.

Uncertainty is now surrounding the region ahead of the Easter holidays.

The incident started about 8am Tuesday, finishing about 10.15am.

A spokesperson from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said the erosion had not affected any campsites and was not affecting access to the barge to Fraser Island.

"It's likely that this was another occurrence of the natural phenomenon which happened in September 2015 at Inskip," the spokesperson said.

"It is caused by the undermining of part of the shoreline by tidal flow, waves and currents."

Cooloola Coast Councillor Mark McDonald said yesterday an investigation of the site following reports of a new sink hole revealed it was merely a loss of sand caused by the high tides.

Rainbow Beach businessman Tony Stewart also said erosion over the past week had stripped most of the sand away from the tip of Inskip, with only 50m of sand remaining from the tree line to where the Mantaray barges pull up to ferry people and vehicles to Fraser Island.

"I've never seen it look like that," Mr Stewart said.

"The bar where the barge is parked has really changed a lot over the last week. The Point changes all of the time."

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