As reported in our recent story, Wooli beach dodged a bullet; its fore dune prevented damage to the main dune from June’s (east coast low) storm.
However, Jones Beach next to the southern breakwater does not have the benefit of a fore dune. These pictures from Roger Welch show how the storm surge penetrated deeply into the bush behind the beach.
Finding ways to prevent similar incursions on Wooli Beach is clearly a priority for the Protect Wooli campaign so our beach doesn’t have a repeat of the 1995 experience.
Here are a couple of ways of doing this:
- firstly, each of us can be part of the DuneCare effort to replace, recover and restore the sand traps hit by the storm so that the wind-blown sand rebuilds the fore dune asap. Contact Sharon on 0448602898 if you can help with this. Thanks to Elaine Pearce and friends from Old Bar Beach community who recently donated several rolls of shade cloth to us
- secondly, the CCPA steering committee will continue to lobby the Council to use a beach scrape to help nature and DuneCare quickly repair the most damaged areas before the next storm arrives. So far Council has focused on the bureaucratic difficulties of doing this while denying the benefits. We may need your support to raise funds for recognised experts to help CCPA progress this initiative.