Clarence Valley Council is set to benefit from $125,000 in planning grants from the NSW Government to protect Wooli and Brooms Head beaches from erosion, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
Mr Gulaptis said the funding will assist Council in undertaking a detailed design for a nourishment scheme to protect Wooli Beach from coastal risks and to prepare a detailed design and undertake an environmental impact assessment for the Brooms Head revetment wall.
“Wooli Beach is piece of paradise surrounded by the natural wonders of the Wooli Wooli River, Yuraygir National Park and the Solitary Islands Marine Park,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The Nationals in Government recognise and share in the community’s concern that Wooli Beach has a long history of coastal recession and we are doing what we can to support Council in addressing erosion issues for the village of Wooli,” he said.
A $75,000 grant will help Council fund a solution to help address this issue through the design of a beach nourishment scheme.
“This scheme will include periodic sand back-passing and supplementary beach scraping to provide a sand buffer to offset current and future risks to the beach’s land, assets and infrastructure,” Mr Gulaptis said.
A $50,000 grant will assist Council prepare a detailed design and undertake an environmental impact assessment for an extension of the foreshore reserve revetment at Brooms Head to ensure the protection of public assets.
“The design will allow for public foreshore access, stormwater management and the protection of public assets,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“Existing sections of rock revetment have effectively prevented erosion at Brooms Head, however no revetment exists in the area being considered in the current proposal,” he said.
The NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program is part our coastal reforms package and provides support to local government to assist in managing their local coastal areas.
Further information and application forms are available here: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/coastalgrants.htm