The latest round of repair works to Coalcliff Beach is about to begin.
The beach was badly damaged by the June 2016 East Coast Low, which brought torrential rain, gale force winds and massive waves smashing onto the beach.
The work includes the construction of a new ‘Elcorock’ wall to stabilise the embankment and landscaping on the new and existing seawall.
Wollongong Council project manager Robert Ryan says the work will ensure the long term stability of the area and surrounding buildings and prepare the beach for future weather events.
“The East Coast low event in 2016 was particularly intense,” he says. “However, similar events may happen once every ten years or so. The work that we do now, using the latest technology in shoreline protection, will ensure that the area is better equipped to deal with constant exposure and unpredictable weather events.”
There may be restrictions in place along parts of the beach during construction which will be marked by barriers and signage.
Council says safe public access will be maintained while work is underway.