Repairing weather impacts on coastline

MidCoast Council

Flood and storm damage has impacted much of the MidCoast coastline since March this year, keeping MidCoast Council community spaces teams busy as they coordinate repairs.

At Crowdy Head Surf Club’s foreshore, teams have stabilised in and around the main access points following six months of heavy coastal erosion and sand loss along Crowdy Head Beach.

Likewise works have been completed near Blackhead Surf Club on the breakwater (see photo above). Gradual subsidence over the past few years has been occurring along with the impacts of the March floods to the wall.

Around 200 tonnes of rock was added to replenish and realign the wall’s shape and protect drainage and access ways to the beach.

Council has also recently completed grading works along Mudbishops Road, Old Bar following the flooding that occurred earlier this year, including repairs to the pedestrian and 4WD access ways and carparks.

Meanwhile moving inland, we’ve worked with a team from Correctional Services at Manning Waters Estate in Taree to repair and clean the Boardwalk following the March floods.

The team has been working with Council for years now and are currently aiding in the ongoing clean up and repair of minor assets in the community, also recently removing a large water tank washed up on Shelly Beach at Redhead.

Council continues the ongoing work to clean up after the major flood event across the MidCoast, covering all public reserves and boat ramps.

Replacing flood-damaged or lost infrastructure is occurring as soon as funds and resources can be allocated.

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