Balgal Beach shoreline to get renewed lease on life

The Balgal Beach shoreline will receive a renewed lease on life with beach reprofiling of the coastal area beginning this week, Townsville City Council said.

The beach reprofiling works are part of Council’s ongoing Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.

Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee chairperson, Maurie Soars, said that the beach reprofiling along the foreshore will reinstate public access to the beach.

“The beach at Mystic Sands is very popular among both residents and visitors, so it’s important that we work to mitigate the impacts of coastal erosion to keep the beach pristine and accessible,” Cr Soars said.

“This project involves redistributing sand that has accumulated on sections of the beach to impacted areas along the foreshore.

“Doing this work now will make it easier to restore the beach following the upcoming wet season and ensure that the beach access paths are maintained.”

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