Approach to Coastal Erosion on Council agenda

7 December 2018

Waratah-Wynyard Council will be asked to determine its approach to restoring the footpath in Anzac Park, Somerset, following Coastal erosion.

The agenda for Council’s December meeting on Monday night contains a report recommending that Council seek approval from Crown Lands and Parks & Wildlife services to restore the damaged footpath, revegetate the area of erosion and not restore the concrete beach accesses.

The report also recommends amending the 2018/19 Annual Plan and Budget to cover the estimated project costs of $35,600.

The footpath was damaged during July and August of 2018 when severe king tides, wind and low-pressure systems resulted in erosion along the coastline.

A further recommendation is made for Council to seek approval from Crown Lands and Parks & Wildlife services to restore beach access at Sisters Beach.

The same weather events in July and August resulted in erosion of the frontal dune north of Irby Boulevard, Sisters Beach, affecting the existing beach access.

This will also require a Budget amendment to include a new capital renewal project - Sisters Beach – Beach Accesses for $83,050.

Councillors will also be asked to determine whether to close the Wilkinson Street access to the Bass Highway.

The closure relates to the existing Department of State Growth’s safety improvements and current upgrades to Wynyard highway junctions.

The possible closure is intended to improve the safety of the Wilkinson Street/ Bass Highway intersection.

Notices of motion include consideration of E-Waste Recycling units, Parks and Wildlife Audits of Sisters Beach properties, proposed amendment to the Open Space Sport & Recreation Plan and to prioritise the drafting of a Communications Strategy. 

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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