Council acts on dune erosion
Central Coast Council will continue to take action to address the impact of big swells and high tides on the Ocean Beach dune area, according to a staff report.
Staff were responding at the July 23 Council meeting to a question from Cr Rebecca Gale Collins that was taken on notice on May 28.
Cr Gale Collins had asked: "Can Council please prioritise addressing the erosion and re-profiling of Ocean Beach, as the sand wall has now collapsed?"
Beach scraping had been undertaken "on numerous occasions to date", councillors were told last week.
"Further beach scraping will be completed when conditions are favourable to help protect and rebuild the sand dune," the report said.
"This is similar to the scraping being undertaken at Umina Beach."
Construction of additional dune fencing had also taken place in the last six months to catch the wind blown sand and help keep it on the dune, according to the report.
A new beach access had been completed at the corner of The Esplanade and Barrenjoey Rd.
Other actions undertaken included: "Maintaining as much vegetation as possible on the dune scarp to maximise stabilisation and ensuring that all areas are fenced off where access is dangerous or where sand is in danger of collapsing."
Central Coast Council agenda 5.4, 23 Jul 2018
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