for an ocean pool at Shelly Beach at Ballina are moving forward, with the engineering design brief sent to qualified consultants.
PLANS for an ocean pool at Shelly Beach at Ballina are moving forward, with the engineering design brief sent to qualified consultants.
Investigations will now be done into the coastal processes involved in the construction and operation of the proposed ocean pool, which Ballina Shire councillor and Ocean Pool Committee member, Jeff Johnson, said will include: impacts of wave action on the pool, possible changes to sediment movement in the area, water quality inside the pool, wave overtopping behaviour and pool flushing.
“The purpose of the report will be to provide an understanding of the performance and behaviour of an ocean pool at Shelly Beach, and the impact, if any, on the ocean processes nearby,” he said.
The marine ecology on the Shelly Beach rock shelf is also being assessed by by Professor Peter Harrison and the Marine Ecology Department at Southern Cross University to see whether the pool can provide an enhanced environment for the existing flora and fauna.