Work will start next week to stabilise the embankment at Coalcliff Beach.
Wollongong Council will carry out the works, to stop further erosion caused be large seas and swell. This project will provide a short-term solution to the issue of scouring while the Council investigates long-term options for the beach.
In the short term, large sand bags will be placed in front of the embankment. This project is just a make-shift fix until a long-term solution can be found. Last week, Council took geotechnical samples from several boreholes in a bid to determine the validity of a seawall at the beach.
“This is a complex site and one that has a number of factors we have to consider,” says Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Works Mike Hyde,” including environment and heritage.”
The works will take place on weekdays between 7am and 3.30pm. During this time, the surf club’s car park will be closed to the public. Large equipment will be used to move the sand bags around.
The car park will be re-opened outside of work times and on weekends.