The Fraser Coast Regional Council in south-east Queensland says a plan to tackle erosion on the region’s beaches is “overdue”.
Council has commissioned a team of engineers and scientists to assess the current and future extent of coastal erosion as part of the Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.
Councillor Sue Brooks says it is hoped the plan can be implemented before December this year.
“I think it’s overdue and I think it’s something we were working towards independently before amalgamation,” she said.
“Through the amalgamation process I’ve been very pleased that council has supported and prioritised the need for us to address erosion. It is a big community concern.”
Cr Brooks says erosion may restrict future access to the region’s beaches.
“I would like to see the plan adopted prior to next summer because most of our erosion does happen in the warmer months of the year. So I would like to be prepared with some opportunities to hopefully start trialling some mitigation strategies prior to next summer,” she said.