Following from the weekend’s issues with the Sand Carting process that impacted on the Club’s & the General Public’s use of the beach directly in front of the Surf Club, we have spoken with the Coastal Management Branch of the Department of Environment & Water. We have requested the following:
- An intended ‘dig free’ zone south of the boat ramp.
- Appropriate signage to be used where possible to identify areas impacted by the digging & carting of Sand.
- Sand Piling to be ‘roped off’ where practicable, to minimise the likelihood of sand movement impacting on access & egress to the beach via the Boat ramp. We have also requested that Sand Piling be minimised from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.
- A regular weekly update between the Department & the Club on excavations that may or may not impact on both Club activities & the use of the beach by the General Public.
We were informed that due to equipment malfunction on Friday afternoon of last week, sand piling was impacted and it is not the intention of the Department that this quantity of sand is to remain on weekends. The sand carting operations are expected to continue for a further 2 weeks.