The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has kicked off works to renourish Parkdale Beach by placing 8000 cubic metres of sand on the beach’s foreshore area.
DELWP Port Phillip Land and Built Environment Program Officer Cass Philippou said: “Parkdale Beach has eroded over time from the action of wind, waves and tidal flow.
“By bringing sand back to the beach we are protecting the foreshore from further erosion, which in turn will protect the vital assets behind the beach – including the promenade and Beach Road.
“Sand will be taken from Mordialloc Beach and trucked to Parkdale Beach where it will be placed in the foreshore area in front of the Parkdale Beach cafe and Parkdale Yacht Club.
“Sand generally moves in a southerly direction to Mordialloc Beach at the rate of 2500 cubic metres per year.
“The sand will be taken from a site at Mordialloc located next to the waters’ edge where the tide will naturally replace the sand and smooth the beach.
“These works will add up to 25 metres to the beach, and will take around five weeks to complete,” she said.
The community is advised that work zones will be fenced off at both Mordialloc Beach and Parkdale Beach for the duration of the works
There will personnel onsite assisting the public with access to the beach where possible, and the community is asked to observe all safety signs and directions.
The $151,000 works are part of the Protection of Victoria's Iconic Beaches and Coastline program.
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