Community will be consulted on Maroochy River entrance works

Community will be consulted on Maroochy River entrance works

The Sunshine Coast community has been assured they will be consulted on any proposed works at the Maroochy River entrance which are designed to protect the Cotton Tree precinct from erosion.
A report at today’s (Jan 25) Sunshine Coast Council Ordinary Meeting investigated options to replace the geotextile groynes which are coming to the end of their 20 year life.
Mayor Mark Jamieson successfully moved that further analysis of economic, tourism, social and environmental impacts of the Maroochy Coastal Infrastructure upgrade, including retaining the geofabric bags at the Maroochy River entrance, needed be undertaken.
The Mayor’s recommendation was supported unanimously.
Council also agreed with the Mayor’s recommendation that community engagement on the available options would be undertaken to inform any future recommendations to council.
“The Cotton Tree precinct is a major tourist hub and our community makes great use of this groyne,” Mayor Jamieson said.

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