Maroochydore sand renourishment PHOTO UPDATE

Sunshine Coast Council has just released these beautiful photos from the Maroochydore sand renourishment program. photo

Council will use sand from the Maroochy River to widen and restore the beach to provide protection from future storms.

Sand is pumped onto the beach to replenish it before the summer storm season.

“We do this about every 2 years to widen the beach and keep the erosion buffer between the waves and the dunes, roads, paths and buildings,” the council said. photo

This project has been protecting the well-loved location since it begin in 2013; areas like the foreshore between Alexandra Headlands and Cotton Tree, and the important community infrastructure like the surf lifesaving towers, viewing decks, car parks, roads, park and playgrounds.