Shifting of Kirra sand to begin

WORK is set to start on relocation of sand on Kirra Beach on Monday.

Medium-term works for the Kirra Restoration Project will involve the relocation of 75,000 cubic metres of sand from the intertidal zone to the rear of the beach to create a dune system.

Workers will take to the beach from 7am on Monday to mark out the area where sand will be removed.

It is expected the work will be finished by December 17, with revegetation of the dune system to begin early in the new year.

The medium-term works will account for $700,000 of the $1.5 million allocated for the project by the Queensland State Government.

Gold Coast City councillor Chris Robbins said: “Council is ready to proceed with the first phase of medium-term works to restore Kirra Beach.

“These works involve relocating 75,000 cubic metres of sand, to be completed in time for Christmas and the busy holiday period.”

Sand will be placed between Kirra’s “little groyne” and the Coolangatta Creek, creating a dune system no higher than 1.5 metres.

Stage-one works were completed inJuly and comprised osf the movement of 20,000 cubic metres of sand.

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