Miara erosion to be addressed
ONGOING erosion issues at Miara Holiday Park could soon be addressed.
Miara divisional councillor Alan Bush said a rock retainment wall was one State Government approval away from being constructed.
As voted at an Ordinary Meeting of Council on June 5 last year, the council agreed to allocate erosion works at Miara into its 2012/13 budget.
A total of $150 000 was allocated for the works in the budget and later increased to $173 000 in a budget review. With increasing concerns that Miara Holiday Park - a council asset - could be lost to the river, Cr Bush said emergency action had been taken.
"We've already spent about $28 000 on sand replenishment ...," he said.
A total of 670 cubic metres of sand stockpiled from the 2013 floods was used to fill the severely eroded banks.
Cr Bush said the sand would buy the council some time while State Government approvals were sought. "It's just an emergency process," he said.
The move made the Miara foreshore almost unrecognisable, with even a beach to walk on. But Cr Bush said the emergency action wouldn't last long.
"It looks great when you first do it but after a couple of tides almost completely washed away again," he said.
Cr Bush said a soon as the State Government approval was given, work would start.