The Townsville City Council will work this week to maintain pedestrian access paths for the beaches along the Loews Bay Foreshore.
Loews Bay coastal management operations began on Tuesday, November 1 and are expected to take a week to complete, weather and tide conditions permitting.
Mayor Jenny Hill said these works are essential to reduce the effects of erosion and make the beach resilient to future weather events.
“Work will include maintenance of pedestrian access paths on the beach,” said Cr Hill.
“Sand will be moved from the sedimentary portion of the beach at Loews Bay to the affected area in front of the beach’s pedestrian walkway along the foreshore of Loews Bay.”
Work includes partially closing beaches, operating machinery, and installing safety fences.
The council implements several coastal foreshore restoration projects each year.
“The Townsville City Council’s municipality area has more than 180 kilometers of coastline, and the City Council has an ongoing and targeted program to restore the coastal foreshore throughout the region,” said Cr Hill. says.
“We thank the residents of Lowes Bay for their patience while this important work was being carried out.”