Work is to start next year on a seawall at McCauleys, to protect the homes and the park area in the event of another storm event.
The East Coast Low in June caused significant damage to the beach, with fears homes along the oceanfront could be impacted.
Council says the embankment at the end of Corbett Avenue in Thirroul is eroding so they’re planning to build a sea wall of gently-sloping armour rock to protect the road and maintain safe access to the reserve, and private property.
Rocks around 1 meter in diameter and weighing around 1 tonne per boulder will be placed against the existing embankment at Corbett Avenue in a bid to halt further erosion.
The work is expected to take around six months to complete, and is subject to coastal conditions.
It’s anticipated access to Corbett Avenue will be maintained, but there will be reduced parking availability, and a work compound will be set up in the park off Corbett Avenue.
Council will hold a community consultation kiosk this weekend between 10am and 11.30am. Anyone with any concerns has until September 30 to make a submission via Council’s website.
Meanwhile safety tape remains at Coledale Beach, which was also badly impacted by the June storms. No world yet on what is planned for this beach, which is also home to the popular camping area.