Stage two starts on the shore­line

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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