Main Beach seawall reconstruction underway

5 November 2015

Works to reconstruct a public seawall at Main Beach are now well underway as part of the City’s extensive program to boost its sea defences.

Mayor Tom Tate inspected the $780,000 project today, which involves reconstruction of 120 metres of seawall near John Kemp Street and Hollindale Park. 

“When completed, this seawall will provide improved resilience to community infrastructure from coastal erosion during extreme weather events,” he said.

“This project is part of our total investment of $12.5 million over the next 10 years to upgrade sections of the city’s seawalls.

Cr Tate said the seawall was scheduled for completion in December.

“Once built, it will be covered with sand and the foreshore restored, which includes reinstatement of furniture, footpaths and park areas.

“Any affected dune areas will be fenced for protection and revegetated with appropriate species.”

The seawall upgrades are an important element of the Gold Coast Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013 - 2023.

A construction site has been established in Hollindale Park on Main Beach Parade and a large area of the beach is fenced to contain heavy machinery and construction materials.

“The City is working hard to make sure our beaches are clean, healthy, safe and accessible now and in the years to come,” said Cr Tate.

“And don’t forget to fill in our beaches survey. We want to know about your favourite beach experiences and what beach facilities are important to you.” 

Visit www.gchaveyoursay.com.au to complete the survey and be in the running to win a Surf FX stand-up paddle board and paddle. The survey closes on 12 November.

For information about the City’s Seawall Program, visit: www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seawall

Main Beach seawall reconstruction underway photo

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