Opposition climate change spokesperson Glen Elmes checks out erosion at Toogoom beach with Fraser Coast LNP spokesperson Anne Maddern.
Opposition climate change spokesperson Glen Elmes checks out erosion at Toogoom beach with Fraser Coast LNP spokesperson Anne Maddern.

Toogoom sand dunes disappearing

TOOGOOM residents are seeing the dunes between the high water mark and their back fences slowly disappear.

“Maps of the area show a decrease of 40m in the past 18 years, with each major storm or cyclone washing more sand and land away,” Opposition climate change spokesperson Glen Elmes said yesterday.

Mr Elmes has been in Toogoom checking out the escalating erosion along the foreshore and says residents whose properties back on to the area “suffer a great deal of stress during the cyclone season and particularly during a blow, wondering how much of the beach will go”.

“These people also have a more difficult time selling their properties and probably achieve reduced values,” he said.

“This issue only remains as long as there is no remedial work done on the erosion.

“Once a buffer is in place, then the issue disappears.

“It seems to be me that this problem has been put in the too-hard basket for too long and something needs to be done.

“If something is not done soon, back yards will go and it could only take two or three cyclones to do it.”



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