Recent works at the Iluka breakwater, some of which have rapidly deteriorated since, will soon be repaired.
A spokesperson for the Department of Industry – Lands has responded to an enquiry by the Independent.
“The storm events during June and July resulted in damage to many breakwaters along the NSW coast,” the spokesperson said and emailed response.
“For the Iluka breakwater it is highly likely that some damage would have occurred to the crest surface, regardless of surface material type.
“In the interim, repairs are proposed to make the crest surface safe to walk on.
“The work will involve removing exposed geo-fabric material, damaged sections of asphalt and re-profiling the surface using existing road base and cobble stones to form a level surface layer.
“The repairs are expected to commence in October.
“A barrier will be erected to restrict general public entry to breakwater during the repair works.
“The damaged asphalt currently on the surface will be broken up and reused in the creation of the crest surface layer of the breakwater.
“The asphalt on the site remains contained at the site and has had no environmental impact.
“The geo-fabric currently exposed will be trimmed and this material will be removed and disposed.”