Save Our Beach
SOME still think the beach will always be restored naturally each year, but they are ill-informed and not armed with the facts.
The obvious fact is that ocean ingress is incrementally worsening.
Since I have been taking photos, doing my own private monitoring, this year is the worst erosion I have seen since my original coastal environment and solar study report I did back in 2004.
The council is apparently keeping a "watching brief” when it should be designing and planning for resilience to our foreshore now.
Unfortunately, small local government precincts can be vulnerable to narrow thinking, silly divisions and action paralysis. Unfortunately Mother Nature is not so petty when reality hits.
It is not a matter of SOS, it is a matter of SOB (Save Our Beach).
GARRY BAVERSTOCK, Cottesloe