Bringing sand back to the beaches ready for surf champs
THE nippers came, they saw they conquered at Maroochydore beach, but now it's time to spruce up our beaches ready for the seniors to sink their toes into the competition.
The stretch of beach between Cotton Tree parade and the Maroochy Surf Club will undergo sand nourishment works this week.
Division 8 Councillor Jason O'Pray said the works would be carried out from Tuesday March 24 to Thursday March 26 in preparation for the upcoming Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships.
"This section of coastline suffered some erosion as a result of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and these nourishment works are needed to ensure the beach is in a safe and optimal condition for the State Surf Lifesaving Championships from March 27 to 29," Cr O'Pray said.
"These works will be carried out by large machinery so sections of the foreshore will need to be temporarily restricted for public access however council will endeavour to keep this disruption to a minimum.
"Major events like the Surf Championships deliver a great deal for the coast's economy so it's important that council carries out these works."
All sand nourishment works will be carried out in accordance with State Government permits.