Fingal Rovers President Rex Budd on the new beach access track.
Fingal Rovers President Rex Budd on the new beach access track. Blainey Woodham

Beach access is back for Fingal Rovers

FINALLY all the elements may be coming together for Fingal Rovers Surf Lifesaving Club.

Tweed Shire Council has reinstated the beach access track in front of the clubhouse, including cement drainage to prevent further erosion.

Club president Rex Budd is hopeful now patrols have direct access to the beach again, the last remaining problem of erosion will fix itself over the coming weeks.

Well documented by the Daily News, their erosion problems started around this time last year after several large weather and swell events leaving them without access to their clubhouse after it teetered dangerously close to going into the ocean.

"Oh look things are looking up now, we are in new talks with regards to getting full access to the club again,"Mr Budd said.

A substantial amount of sand has returned to the beach in front of the clubhouse were previously exposed rocks are now slowly being re submerged.

"There is definitely a buffer now and you can see there is a sand bank then gutter and another bank out the front at the moment."

The club lost access to their facilities after Council deemed the situation unsafe after the sea took their shower block in a big swell.

Requiring a gap of over 13 metres between club and sand to be reopened to members, Mr Budd and others have waited over six months for nature to return their club with a little help from council who dumped tons of sand in front of the club as one huge sand bag.

"Hopefully with combined consultation between our club, Surf Life Saving New South Wales and the Tweed Shire Council we can get it resolved in the New Year." Said an upbeat Mr Budd.



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