Coastal protection works start at Cotton Tree foreshore

Coastal protection works, aimed to help shield the Cotton Tree foreshore from the effects of erosion, are about to start, Division 4 councillor Joe Natoli said.

The Cotton Tree foreshore housed four geotextile groynes for almost 20 years before it was identified for renewal in 2017 as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.

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The work will see about 2000 sand-filled geotextile bags laid in formation to make up the renewed groynes, which interrupt wave action, capture sand and provide an erosion buffer to protect the Cotton Tree coastline and adjacent Cotton Tree Holiday Park.

These bags will use sand sourced directly from the Cotton Tree site, and the sand from previous bags will be used to replenish the beach.

A section of the Alexandra Parade beach car park will be temporarily closed for use.

The remainder of the car park will remain open for community use.

The works will take place from early May to September, Monday to Friday 6am-6pm.

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