Stage two starts on the shoreline
THE collaborative community-driven project at TS Onslow Navy Cadets Golden Beach is entering its second stage after the installation of soft engineering including mangroves has successfully stabilised the first section of eroding shoreline.
Designed by Professor Norm Duke of MangroveWatch and funded by the Caloundra Power Boat Club, the first stage began in 2015.
With more funding now received from the Caloundra Power Boat Club and the Department of Environment and Science, Take Action for Pumicestone Passage and partners have launched the next stage to focus on the eroding area to the north and directly to the south of the established area.
TAPP president Ken Mewburn said there is so much hard surface along our shoreline here that it was terrific to see support for a softer approach to erosion control that also provided fish habitat.
“Coastal systems, especially in the Pumicestone Passage, are physically complex,” project manager Susie Chapman said.
For more information about the project, email kenmewburn1@ bigpond.com.