Beach restoration at Horseshoe Bay completed

Date published: 25 January 2018

Townsville City Council crews have completed restoring the foreshore at Horseshoe Bay after it was damaged by recent erosion.

Crews were on-site this week moving sand to cover exposed trees and level out the beach after high tides, strong northerly winds and stormwater made it more difficult for beachgoers to access the popular area.

Division 3 Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the restoration work was a great result for beachgoers leading into the Australia Day long weekend.

“The damage to the beach over the last week has meant that it has been more difficult for people to access the foreshore,” Cr Greaney said.

“But now that the restoration work is done, the beach is looking great. The sand has been levelled out and the exposed tree roots have been covered again, so people will be able to enjoy some beach time over the long weekend.”

More extensive work is planned for February or March after the wet season has passed. Those works include shifting thousands of tonnes from the southern end of the bay, back to the main beach in front of the park.

“Horseshoe Bay needs regular maintenance at the moment because of the high tides and northerly winds which move the sand up along the esplanade past the creek at the southern end of the beach,” Cr Greaney said.