Council says it's too late for other Toogoom seawall options

THE Toogoom Beach Progress Association's push to have an independent engineer consider an alternative seawall option has hit a council brick wall.

TBPA president Neville Parton met Fraser Coast Regional Council chief executive officer Lisa Desmond to outline the association's preferred wall type on Tuesday.

The meeting came after TBPA paid an engineer to research and design a timber structure capable of protecting 16 Kingfisher Pde homes from an erosion threat.

TBPA had wanted the council to have the option independently assessed.

But Mr Parton's said those hopes had been dealt a severe blow and Ms Desmond had told him it was too late for other options.

"They're not willing to consider anything," he said.

"She did give me a heap of reasons… but I didn't hear any I thought were good enough (to refuse it)."

The council was asked for a response on Tuesday but had not provided one before deadline.

Tenders for the $1.9 million project were called for last Saturday.

Preliminary designs suggest a 370m rock wall will be built on the foreshore of Kingfisher Pde.

Discussions have been ongoing since 2005.



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