Trees at risk under Toogoom seawall plan to stop erosion
A DRAFT plan for the proposed Toogoom seawall shows large areas of trees under threat.
A map seen by the Chronicle depicts the foreshore fronting Kingfisher Pde properties under threat from erosion and the location of a proposed 450m rock wall intended to hold back the sea and save the houses.
At its western and eastern end, the proposed seawall is to be built in areas of vegetation, with the plan indicating trees would need to be cleared as part of construction - and to be kept clear to allow for access.
Concerned Toogoom resident Susan Flynn said she would be disappointed if vegetation was removed.
"I think this is awful," Ms Flynn said, surveying the site.
"It's unnecessary because there are other options.
"I think the community should have been consulted and they haven't been.
"I'm also worried there hasn't been an environmental impact assessment done."
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell confirmed some trees were likely to be removed as part of the process.
"Council is working with the relevant state departments to progress the project," Cr O'Connell said.
"Some trees are likely to be removed for the seawall to be constructed and for future maintenance requirements.
"The amount of vegetation to be removed will be determined by the engineering report and the application process."
Cr O'Connell said he did not expect trees would be removed to create pedestrian access.