Work begins: Duranbah Beach last fortnight.
Work begins: Duranbah Beach last fortnight.

Date set for Kingscliff beach work

RESTORATION of Kingscliff beach has been set to begin on January 29 with work estimated to take three months to complete.

Sand dredging is planned to begin late this month, with the construction of a rock wall due to begin on January 31.

The sand will be pumped from Cudgen Creek to the southern end of the beach and will continue for three weeks.

A council spokesperson said work would have to stop temporarily in March to allow for the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships and the Kingscliff Triathlon.

“Work will stop on March 5 and resume on March 28 until April 29.

Heavy swells at the weekend put extra pressure on the sandbags protecting the shoreline in front of the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.

Duranbah beach was also affected by the swell, with pipes to be installed to pump sand into depleted areas of the beach.

Council received $600,000 in National Disaster Relief funding for the restoration of the damaged Kingscliff beach in November of last year.



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