Works begin to upgrade Caseys Beach seawall
An upgrade to the southern end of Caseys Beach seawall will begin next week to ensure long-term stability of the foreshore and reduce the risk of damage to a nearby sewage pump station.
Contractors for Eurobodalla Shire Council will carry out the works to stabilise a section of the wall between Short Creek Bridge and the pump station.
The seawall was built in 1975 after bad storms seriously damaged the beach.
The $500,000 seawall upgrade will incorporate a flatter slope to minimise storm damage. The crest will be at or slightly above existing ground levels to preserve views from the car park.
The seawall will be extended further into the beach, and while this will affect beach access at high tide, it is necessary to prevent further erosion.
The existing rocks will be removed by excavator and the area lightly re-shaped where required. A first layer of new rocks will be installed on a geotechnical textile for erosion and stabilisation control, followed by a second layer of larger rocks. The existing rock will be re-used in the first layer or to reshape the bank where possible.
New concrete stairs and a handrail will be installed from the car park to the beach to complete the project.
The existing open spaces, amenities block and car park will be unaffected by the works although access to the area will be restricted while construction is underway.
The seawall is not a flood control structure so the area behind it could still potentially be inundated by large waves in extreme weather events.
Works are due to be complete before the end of June. Residents, schools and businesses in the nearby area have been contacted directly by Council to explain the project.
Above: Eurobodalla Shire Council is upgrading the seawall at Caseys Beach to stabilise a section between the bridge and the sewage pump station. Media Release