Council to start work on 6 popular Agnes Water beach entries
GLADSTONE Regional Council will from late next week start work on two capital projects to improve the entry to six popular beach accesses in the Agnes Water area.
The first project will commence from Friday, May 6, weather permitting, and will involve working on improving six beach accesses; Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse, Waterline Close from Pavilions, Ocean Dune Court, North Break Drive, Atlantis Boulevard and Waterfront Drive.
This project will include the installation of flexible dune fencing for pedestrian access tracks, the renovation of the beach shelter at Waterfront Drive and general renovation works on other timber infrastructure.
The second project will take place at Atlantis Boulevard from May 17 and will involve the renovation and replacement of the timber boardwalk, a shelter roof installation and the renovation of beach access stairs.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said these projects were essential to ensure safe community access to local regional beaches.
"Alongside the safety aspect, the renovations will also aim to reduce sand dune erosion in the long run by directing beach goers via the installed flexible dune fencing systems," Councillor Burnett said.
He said the two projects were due to be completed at the end of June 2016, weather permitting.
"Council aims to have no more than two beach accesses closed at one given time for the durations of the two projects," Cr Burnett said.
"It is important that while these projects are taking place, beach goers can still access the locations for recreational purposes.
"Regular updates will be provided to the community on beach access closures to minimise inconvenience."
For more information visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au.