Under construction: NSW North Coast seawall designed by WRL

Kingscliff foreshore. Photo credit: Tweed Shire CouncilFollowing storm erosion episodes between 2009 and 2012 which severely impacted the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and other public assets, Tweed Shire Council engaged WRL in partnership with Haskoning Australia to prepare the design for a long-term terminal seawall.

This seawall will extend along the foreshore between the existing rock seawall at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club and the existing secant pile seawall at the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club to protect built assets at immediate risk from coastal hazards. It replaces existing interim rock and sand-filled geotextile container structures along this stretch of coast.

Construction of the new stepped concrete and rock seawall sections commenced in March and April 2017, and are expected to be completed by November of this year.

Tweed Shire Council have cameras placed at both sections of the seawalls where construction progress can be seen in the gallery below.


For further information contact:

Ian Coghlan | Principal Coastal Engineer | i.coghlan@wrl.unsw.edu.au

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