Newell Beach groyne takes shape

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION has been com­pleted of a groyne at Newell Beach to limit ero­sion and aid the move­ment of sed­i­ment.

Thirty-five geo­tex­tile bags filled with sand and formed into five groynes line the beach. “Orig­i­nally it was an­tic­i­pated to have six groynes, but due to nat­u­ral sand move­ments since the plan­ning stage it was deemed from an en­gi­neer­ing per­spec­tive that only five groynes were nec­es­sary,” said coun­cil op­er­a­tions man­ager Paul Hoye.

Mr Hoye said that when the area sta­bilised, of­fi­cers would plant ap­pro­pri­ate veg­e­ta­tion in key ar­eas to fur­ther com­bat ero­sion.

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