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Nelly Bay beach: trial sand bag groyne

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is looking to construct a trial sand bag groyne at Nelly Bay beach on Magnetic Island and has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for permission to undertake these works.

Location:

Nelly Bay beach, Magnetic Island, approximately 7km of the coast of Townsville.

Project info

TMR has applied to the GBRMPA for permission to undertake works to construct a trial sand bag groyne at Nelly Bay beach on Magnetic Island.

Proposed works for approval include construction of a 50.4m groyne using sand filled geotextile bags.

View the Public Information Package for the groyne at Nelly Bay beach.  

TMR has applied for a research permit to construct the groyne which will be positioned approximately 20m south of the existing main breakwater on Nelly Bay beach to address beach erosion issues and accumulation of sand under the breakwater bridge. The groyne will be constructed using geotextile bags filled with sand sourced from under the breakwater bridge and the adjacent beach area. 

You can provide your feedback on this project to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority until 21 January 2019. Comments should reference application #G41201.1 and be forwarded to:

Post: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Environmental Assessment and Protection Unit
PO Box 1379
Townsville Qld 4810

Email: assessments@gbrmpa.gov.au 

More information

For further information or enquiries, please contact: 

Post: The Project Manager – Nelly Bay beach groyne 
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1089
Townsville Qld 4810

Email: boatharbours@tmr.qld.gov.au   

Last updated
04 December 2018