Wild Cattle Creek Erosion Management Works Starts Today!


Wild Cattle Creek Erosion Management Works Starts Today!

Shoreline erosion will be mitigated at Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands, with management works to commences today.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said contractors would undertake a sandpush to re-profile the shoreline and repair the existing vertical drop.

"The method, which involves the transfer of built-up sand, will be completed within a three-week time frame (August 29), weather permitting," Councillor Burnett said.

Council understands the Millennium Esplanade is a popular recreational area and will try to minimise the amount of disruption to its southern access during the works.

Cr Burnett said work would generally occur on weekdays and pose no disruption to this weekend's Beach, Arts and Music Festival. "Throughout the project's duration, the contractor will only work a Saturday if tidal conditions are advantageous," he said.

The project forms part of Council's Boyne-Tannum Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP).

The SEMP outlines a framework for managing current and future erosion in a manner that is consistent with the Coastal Protection and Management Act (1995).

Council thanks residents and visitors to the area in advance for their patience while works are in progress.