Update on Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma

23 February 2019

Mayor Tom Tate has left the Local Disaster Management Unit on Alert Status, as Cyclone Oma continues to create large swells.

The beaches are holding up well with few erosion issues. All beaches remain closed. The swell impacting our coast is more powerful than Cyclone Debbie but our beaches are holding up well given the $30 million investment in protection measures in the last four years.

In 2017, three million cubic metres of sand was pumped up on to the beaches in a special project involving an offshore dredging vessel.

That project cost $13.9 million and is paying dividends today with significant volumes of sand on our beaches.

Birds eye shot of the gold coast beaches and skyline.