Beach gets a boost at Currimundi Lake ahead of summer break

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Following recent large swells and wet weather, Sunshine Coast Council will carry out works this week to reinforce the foreshore area at Currimundi Lake.  

Division 3 Cr Peter Cox said the works would see around 1000m3 of sand removed from inside the lake and placed on the beach to support the existing sand profile.

“In recent weeks we’ve seen weather and swell events eroding a 300 metre section of the beach between the lake and the ocean,” Cr Cox said.

“Recent predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology suggest these conditions could continue throughout the coming months.

“Council will be undertaking these pre-emptive works over the next two days to ensure adjacent council assets are protected during the upcoming storm season, and to make sure everyone can enjoy this beautiful part of the coastline during our busiest time of year.”

Staff and machinery, including an excavator and two trucks, will be used to move the sand, with works starting today and expected to be complete on Thursday.

Beach access will remain open while the work is completed but exclusion zones will be in place around the work areas to ensure public safety.  

 
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