Fresh new look for Lake Awoonga’s foreshore

THERE is a new look at the foreshore of Lake Awoonga.

The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) has finalised the landscaping project at its main recreation area of Riverston Bay.

The new look features a continuous sandstone retaining wall, new gravel and sandy beach area and new turf on the foreshore.

GAWB CEO Jim Grayson said the landscaping was designed to protect the foreshore from natural erosion while also enhancing public access to the water.

"GAWB has undertaken a continuous program of landscaping and preservation work at Riverston Bay and Ironbark Gully to mitigate erosion," Mr Grayson said.

"At the same time we have provided a proper beach style area for people to access the water, particularly near the boat hire building.

"The work has been completed ahead of the busy Easter holiday period and we welcome visitors to enjoy the upgraded recreation area."

Mr Grayson said some of the new turf areas have been flagged off from the public to allow the grass to take and strengthen before the expected increased in foot traffic.

GAWB owns and manages Awoonga Dam and its recreational areas.

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