Sand nourishment works begin at Mettams Pool

29 November 2021

As works to the main Mettams Pool ramp reached practical completion last week, preparations were already underway for the sand nourishment night works which begin today and will continue until 6 December 2021.
A total of 5,000m3 of beach sand – or approximately 500 trucks worth – will be transported from Trigg Beach to the Saunders Street Carpark during the day, before being deposited along the Mettams Pool beach.
In order to minimise disruption to local residents, night works at Trigg Beach will begin at 7.00pm and conclude at 5.00am.
Mayor Mark Irwin said the works would necessitate the closure of the entire Saunders Street Carpark, but Mettams Pool Beach will remain open.
“Temporary fencing along the 1km area at Trigg Beach will protect the public from the night works conducted by loader machines creating a stockpile of sand ready for the daytime transportation to the Saunders Street Carpark,” he said.
“We would ask that people have patience with us as we conduct these important coastal erosion mitigation works, just in time for locals and tourists to enjoy our beaches over Christmas.”
At Trigg Beach, approximately six car parking bays will be closed near the path down the beach (closest to the Trigg Lifeguard watch tower), and one beach access path will be closed. 
The works are part of the City’s ongoing efforts to protect the City’s 7km of coastline – and the amenities that are most important to residents – from the effects of climate change.
The Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) – a major, long-term body of work open for public consultation until 24 December 2021 – will set the framework for the assessment of coastal hazards and provide strategic guidance for coordinated, integrated and sustainable land-use planning and decision-making.
Works to the main ramp at Mettams Pool recently saw the installation of 250 geotextile sand containers (GSC). Following Scarborough MLA Stuart Aubrey’s election commitment, the project was funded by a $220,000 grant from the State Government’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions under the ‘Small Grants Program’.

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