Beach works begin at Rosebud


ABOUT 10,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped onto Rosebud beach this week.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is replacing sand which has eroded over time due to wind, waves and tidal flow.

High tides to the east of Rosebud pier have resulted in waves overtopping foreshore vegetation and the Bay Trail boardwalk.

Sand will be dredged from offshore sand bars adjacent to the beach and pumped ashore, DELWP Land and Built Environment Program Manager John Downs said. “By bringing sand back to the beach we are protecting the foreshore from further erosion. It is a sustainable method and causes minimal disruption to the local community and surrounding environment.”

The works, east of Rosebud pier, will be completed in early March. Pedestrian access to the pier will be maintained with temporary restrictions to parts of the beach.

In late December, DELWP pumped 10,000 cubic metres of sand ashore at Rosebud West.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 29 January 2020


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