Heavy machinery is moving built up sand at Moneys Creek in Bargara during low tide from tomorrow to improve water quality and maintain the popular area.
The sand push is undertaken in the lead up to summer.
Work is scheduled to start from 7 am Tuesday 29 August and will necessitate partial closure of the beach area as a safety precaution.
Council will be removing sand built up at the mouth of Moneys Creek to help improve water quality in the creek and maintain the area which is a popular recreational destination.
The following access restrictions will be in place during the works to ensure the community’s safety:
- There will be a partial closure to Moneys Creek during the works
- Moneys Creek carpark on The Causeway will be closed to the community
- Access to Moneys Creek Lagoon via the stairs and ramp from Woongarra Scenic Drive will be closed
- Pedestrian access to Kelly’s Beach will be via The Basin, Christsen Park, Archie’s Beach or the carpark on Miller Street
Access to Archie’s Beach will remain unaffected
Works are expected to be completed within one to two days, pending unforeseen delays.
The Moneys Creek sand push has been scheduled outside of school holidays and prior to the turtle nesting season.
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) and Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority (GBRMPA) have received notification of the works
The community is asked to please adhere to the beach closure, observe all signage and barricades, avoid heavy equipment and follow the advice of Council staff and contractors.