Although we are long-time residents of Wonthaggi, we regularly walk and swim at Inverloch.
For several years now we have observed the movement of sand in various parts of the foreshore.
We concur with the motion put forward by Cr Julian Brown at the October council meeting, that the most effective measure to counter the erosion of sand both at the Bunurong Road site and in front of the Life Saving Club, is to build walls of basalt rock.
The wet sand fencing has been a dismal failure, being torn apart by the waves, resulting in timber and wire being washed into the sea.
We have reservations that so-called geotextile sandbags will withstand the force of waves on big high tides when combined with onshore strong southerly winds. Less consultation and more actual action is required.
Put simply, the State Government’s grant of $1.15 million should all be used on the transportation and placement of basalt rock. Any other remedy will just not work.
Chris and Marj Longstaff, Wonthaggi.
Less fences, more basalt rock walls