Work to the Golden Beach foreshore will be underway soon as part of the Bribie Island breakthrough action plan. It includes upgrading approximately 300m of seawall, raising a section of the coastal pathway and repairing a beach access. It’ll also include steps to contain the asbestos at the TS Onslow site.
The work will be done in stages, including:
- seawall and foreshore works – Esplanade (between Jellicoe and Nelson Streets)
- seawall reconstruction – TS Onslow site.
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Seawall and foreshore works - Esplanade, Golden Beach
A degraded section of the seawall between Jellicoe and Nelson Streets is being rebuilt.
Work will take place from late February to June 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.
The project will help protect the parkland and footpath from damage caused by storm surges, high tides and erosion. It will include:
- reconstructing and raising approximately 80 metres of the existing seawall using grouted rock
- installing tiles to create a ‘living seawall’ with habitat for sea creatures
- a new section of footpath and balustrade, reinstating the barbecue shelter, benches and binoculars
- reinstating the parkland and planting.
Seawall reconstruction - TS Onslow, Golden Beach
As part of these works we will rebuild the seawall and boat ramp, improve drainage and restore the foreshore at the TS Onslow site. This will provide better access to the water and protect the valuable park, coastal pathway and road near the seawall.
This is currently in the planning and design phase. Construction is expected to begin early 2025 and completed by mid-2025.
There are plans to make the TS Onslow Australian Navy Cadets site safe again after material containing asbestos and other hazardous waste, including glass and uncontrolled fill, were exposed at the eastern end of Onslow Street. The TS Onslow site is owned by the Queensland Government and leased by the Navy Cadets. Council will work with them to do the repair work.
This is a complex project which requires careful consideration of the potential future impacts of the tidal breakthrough at Bribie Island in the Pumicestone Passage. It requires significant consideration, due diligence and planning prior to the start of construction. This will ensure a sustainable outcome for the local community and the environment.
Detailed design is underway, as are surveys and geotechnical investigations so you may see some contractors in the area.
The fence at the TS Onslow site will remain in place based on Queensland Government advice and Council will continue to monitor the area for signs of asbestos.
Council is partnering with the Queensland Government on this stage of the foreshore works.
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