Dear News Of The Area
AS a frequent beach walker I was interested to see the work Council has done to cover the Sand Transfer System pipe and restore the pump station access road following recent erosion.
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I never feared for my safety and the sight of the exposed pipe didn’t offend me but I was concerned that Council’s remedial work might be undone by further erosion at this unstable site.
So it has proved.
Only a week after the work was completed, a series of 1.9 metre high tides has removed a substantial volume of the material put in place by Council and has undermined and once again exposed the STS pipe.
The erosion is continuing. A second restoration project will be required.
I sympathise with Council but perhaps they would have been better served by simply disconnecting the short, troublesome section of pipe, dragging it to the adjacent stable dune area, then reconnecting the pipe and repairing the access road in a single operation just before the next pumping program commences.
The photos were taken on 9th April.
They show the extent of the erosion which has occurred since the last report in the News Of The Area.