Following installation of an underground sand pipeline along Mooloolaba Beach earlier this year, Sunshine Coast Council will start work next month to extend the underground sand barrier wall to further protect the dunes and vital vegetation.
Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said that it was the second stage of an underground geotextile sand bag protection wall council had installed along Mooloolaba Beach.
“Council is installing geotextile sand bag containers between Beach Access 193 and the Mooloolaba harbor wall which will provide a continuous barrier from Urunga Esplanade to help prevent erosion and protect dunal vegetation,” Cr Thompson said.
“These containers are essentially large sand bags made from a specialized material that we will place along the face of the dune.
“Minimizing damage to the dunes through this project and ongoing dune protection helps council restore the beach quickly and effectively after weather events.
“This project is part of council’s $183 million Capital Works Program and demonstrates our commitment to protecting the waterways and beaches across the region for everyone to enjoy.”
Installation of the containers is expected to be complete before the Queensland school holidays in December.
Beach access points 193 and 194 will be temporarily closed during construction. Sections of the beach will also be closed during excavation work.