Erosion along the Beachmere shoreline is caused by many factors including:
- waves breaking at an angle to the shore
- changes to the natural environment including buildings and roads which affect the ability of the beach to recover naturally
- some poorly planned seawalls can increase erosion impacts on neighbouring properties.
The A-Line is an approved design and alignment for seawalls. This is to:
- ensure seawalls are consistently built and integrated along the foreshore
- provide better erosion protection
- and reduce the negative impacts of seawalls on the sensitive Marine Park environment and other properties.
All seawalls at Beachmere must be compliant with the A-line alignment and design.
The boundary areas south of the Beachmere Conservation Park are defined by the water that runs along it. This boundary changes as the coastline naturally changes. Building a seawall on the A-line alignment will fix your property boundary to that line.
Properties on Bayside Drive, north of the Conservation Park, do not have this type of boundary. The A-line alignment in this section follows the physically delineated boundary of the property.
Council has secured a Marine Park Permit and Development Approval for Operational Works. Foreshore property owners can use this to:
- build new seawalls
- gain compliance for existing unapproved seawalls.
Property owners will no longer need to submit development applications for State Government approval to work on seawalls.
For more information on this project, download the Beachmere Shoreline Management Project Summary(PDF, 1MB).