Maaroom residents’ pleas to protect their foreshore have so far gone unheard.
Maaroom residents’ pleas to protect their foreshore have so far gone unheard.

Life’s not such a beach here

MAAROOM residents are pleading with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to do something – and fast – about the “devastating” condition of their foreshore.

Allan Walker, secretary of the Maaroom Progress and Ratepayers Association, said numerous trees had fallen down and washed away over the past few months because of erosion and wind damage.

He said he feared the situation could get worse in the coming months because with summer comes a king tide and the cyclone season.

“At our August general meeting the progress association agreed that we need immediate action regarding our foreshore.

“I brought it up with the council, sent letters to the Environment Minister Kate Jones and Maryborough MP Chris Foley and still haven’t heard a thing.

“It’s pretty disappointing ... other councils have endeavoured to protect their foreshore. Why hasn’t ours?”

The Fraser Coast Regional Council did not respond to questions from the Chronicle regarding the foreshore yesterday.

Mr Walker said the community was praying for some action soon.

“I wonder if this was the state of the foreshore in Hervey Bay if it would be left looking like this?” he said.

“This is the closest beach to Maryborough and needs to be preserved.”



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