Newell Beach groyne project

Published Monday 11 January 2016

Douglas Shire Council will commence work on the Newell Beach Groyne project early in the New Year, with a planned start week commencing today, Monday 11th January 2016. It is estimated the project will take six days.

“The purpose of the groyne is to help mitigate erosion issues at the southern end of the beach,” said Mayor Leu.

A total of 35 geotextile bags will be filled with sand and then placed perpendicular to the beach to form four groynes. Council will also be doing sand replenishment – around 7000 tonnes between the groynes.

There will be increased trucks movements on Newell Beach Road, and residents at the intersections of Rankin and Newell Streets; Cyril Close and Newell Streets and on those on the Esplanade from Newell Street south, will be particularly impacted by truck movements and noise from plant and equipment operating on the beach.