Living SustainablyIssue 21 - October 2011
Funding will help repair beach erosion at Kingscliff
Tweed Shire Council has received $75,000 from the NSW Government's Coastal Management Program to progress plans to extract sand from the Tweed River to address beach erosion at Kingscliff.
Minister for the Environment, Robyn Parker, made a special visit to Tweed to see the impacts of the erosion firsthand and announced her intention to convene a meeting with her colleagues to consider similar coastal erosion risks along the NSW coastline.
Erosion problems at Kingscliff have been well known since 2005, and the NSW Government will look at the risks to public and private infrastructure and a review of legislative reforms in dealing with this issue.
This latest NSW Government funding for erosion protection works at Kingscliff follows a grant awarded to Tweed Shire Council last year to install a concrete seawall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.