THE work to refurbish the rockwall at Scarness may be completed quicker and use less rocks after a redesign of the area.

The schedule is back on track after minor delays when the wall was battered by wild winds and high seas whipped up by Tropical Cyclone Marcia in February.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the redesign would add to the aesthetic appeal of the wall.

"The design of a small section (about 60m) of the wall was revised to better fit with the existing rockwall," he said.

Two excavators are on the beach at Scarness as workers rebuild the rockwall.
Two excavators are on the beach at Scarness as workers rebuild the rockwall. Alistair Brightman

"The design revision could bring savings, in both the amount of rock needed and construction time, allowing practical completion to be brought forward."

Cr O'Connell said the revised position of the base of the wall would better match the existing wall and increase the chance of it being covered by sand.

Hervey Bay-based Sunstate Group Queensland was awarded the $1.2 million contract which is being funded by a Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements grant.

The grant was to repair damage caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013.

Since early February, trucks have been dumping stockpiles of rocks on the beach at Scarness with some rocks also salvaged from the existing wall.



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