- Wednesday 17 September 2014
The Neill Street foreshore at Dicky Beach will be protected for years to come, thanks to a new $180,000 rockwall.
Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said the new wall was well-founded on bedrock, two to three metres below the beach.
“This area of the beach was becoming badly eroded and we were concerned about the community land bordering it,” Cr Dwyer said.
“The project has not only protected the park, but also the iconic Norfolks everyone identifies with at this beach.
“I’m sure the shape of the wall will also be a big hit with board riders and spectators during surf carnivals as they’ll be able to sit on the rocks and see all the action.
“A few finishing touches include a top rail on the fence, new bike racks and extra tables and state-of-the-art surf board racks.”
Cr Dwyer said it had been an intricate and important project.
“I congratulate council staff who put lots of thought behind the design and made a difference to this popular surfing and picnic spot,” he said.
“I know the community will appreciate it even more and will enjoy the end result.”