Council tack­les Rocky Pt fore­shore

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

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.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Fore­shore works at Rocky Point

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