Cassowary Coast to investigate Sand Bypass System for coastal erosion

South Mission Beach and Cardwell foreshores will receive protection against coastal erosion thanks to Queensland Government funding administered through the QCoast2100 Program.

Photo courtesy of the Cassowary Coast

Cassowary Coast Councilor for Environment Jeff Baines explained how the funding is vital to ensuring the region’s coastal areas are protected for years to come, including a first for North Queensland councils.

The funding will be split into two key projects, the first of which will include beach nourishment, dune revegetation and restoration activities at both South Mission Beach and Cardwell,” said Cr. Baines.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council will also be the first in North Queensland to investigate the viability of installing a Sand Bypass Shifter System, something which has only been undertaken in Southeast Queensland in high energy coastal situations where beach nourishment programs are too costly,” he added.

Beach nourishment activities are set to commence at South Mission Beach and Cardwell in the coming months.