Council to undertake Horseshoe Bay restoration works

Date published: 8 May 2018

Townsville City Council crews will complete sand restoration works on Horseshoe Bay in the next fortnight.

Division 3 Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said managing erosion in Horseshoe Bay is a priority for Council.

“Horseshoe Bay is a popular destination on Magnetic Island and regular restoration work is needed to keep it looking its best,” Cr Greaney said.

“The major factors causing the erosion are rainfall run-off and high tides.

“Council is developing a long-term plan to reduce erosion and make the Horseshoe Bay beach more resilient to weather events.”

In order for the restoration work to be undertaken a temporary beach closure will be in place from 14 May to 18 May while sand is moved from the eastern end of the bay to the affected areas.

However, the beach west of the boat ramp will remain open.

Residents are requested to remove any recreational boats or kayaks from the beach and Esplanade prior to 14 May so this vital restoration work can be completed.

To better manage the impacted area, Council will be enforcing its local law allowing only kayaks, jet-skis and other commercial operations to be permanently stored on the Esplanade.