Council tackles Rocky Pt foreshore
DREDGED sand from the Daintree River ferry channel is being placed at Rocky Point for beach replenishment.
The intent of the placement, according to Douglas Shire Council, is to push the sand over the rock retaining wall into the tide line so the natural action of the ocean distributes it as would have occurred had the sand naturally continued down the Daintree River.
“The dredged sand contains no organic material and is not soil as has been perceived by the general public,” council said.
Rocky Point has been used a number of times in the past for beach replenishment from the dredged sand. Newell Beach has also been used in the past, DSC said.
Council said it had obtained the necessary permits for the Daintree River channel dredging and sand replenishment on Rocky Point from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing respectively.
Foreshore works at Rocky Point