MidCoast Council will be indefinitely closing one of two Marine Drive, One Mile Beach access points immediately due to safety issues.
While access is still possible just a few metres away via a sand track, the existing platform and stairs onto the North One Mile sand dune will be removed after recent heavy rains and subsequent erosion has made them unsafe for public use.
“A huge amount of sand has been lost from around the footings of the posts and we’re currently using temporary supports to holds the structure up,” explained Dan Aldridge, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Outdoor Spaces, Recreation and Trades.
“This issue has been gradually getting worse since the March flood and storm events that hit our region, and in this case storm water run-off has undermined the integrity of the structure.
“We’re fortunate though that we have another unaffected access point just a few steps away.”
Once the platform, walkway and stairs are removed, Council will focus on improving the remaining track.
The community is advised to look out for signage and avoid the area where possible while the work is taking place to remove the structure.