Work being done on the Fingal beach erosion Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Work being done on the Fingal beach erosion Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

Works are underway to restore coastline at Fingal Beach

EMERGENCY works are underway at Fingal Beach to restore the sand dune on which the Fingal Rovers Surf Club sits.

The club was evacuated this week when the distance between the club and the eroded coastline became less than evacuation point of 17m.

Super-tides ate away at the sand dune until just 11.5m of dune remained.

A bulldozer is now on the beach restoring the bank with sand which has been shipped in from the lower reaches of the Tweed River, at Chinderah.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland said the immediate threat to the club was now over, but a long term strategy to protect council assets from future events would need to be developed.

"We will be talking to experts," Cr Longland said.

"The cost will be high.

"Earlier this week Tweed MP Geoff Provest contacted the council to notify it the State Government would make a financial contribution toward the works.



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