1) How do you think Council can help deliver an enjoyable beach experience for everyone?

by Community Engagement Officer 1, about 3 years ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Proposed actions to deliver this include:
  • Investigate and assess the carrying capacity of beach and foreshore areas.
  • Prepare an annual report to evaluate the city’s overall progress on ocean beach management that surveys how everyone is enjoying beach experiences.
  • Develop a Commercial Activity Plan for Gold Coast beaches.
  • Investigate Oceanway priorities to inform timing and location in conjunction with the Transport Strategy.
  • Develop a Surf Management Plan for Gold Coast beaches.
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  • LenisSki over 7 years ago
    Stop building on primary sand dunes. Oceanway's should not be constructed on natural dunes. Current erosion has
    shown access paths east of the A-line fail, and are a danger.
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    • Exec Coord Assets and Planning over 7 years ago
      Council's policy for the management of coastal dune areas gives information about the protection of dunes and supports your advice LenisSki that primary sand dunes are not appropriate locations for paved access paths.

      You can read Council's dune policy at http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/dunes-3189.html
  • bindisi over 7 years ago
    The practice of removing sand from one dune to replenish other areas (eg from Northcliffe to Surfers) is an example of existing bad practice (especially when no approval has been given by State Environment officials. This area is now an eyesore whereas previously it ws a beautiful example of a natural dune. Lets protect these dunes in their natural state and replenish sand from elsewhere if needed
    Incidentally, why do we pump sand to north of the seaway rather than recycling it south? If eventually we have more sand than we need pump it north at that time but not before.
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  • kennyo over 7 years ago
    Poor planning by old council administrations has seen development and construction on primary dunes. There ought to be an embargo on any future construction private or public on property adjacent to the dune system
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    • Exec Coord Assets and Planning over 7 years ago
      Kennyo

      There is a new draft state planning policy out for consultation and engagement that may interest you. The new policy provides the tools to empower and support local governments to make the right planning decisions for their community and to implement state interests in the way that best suits their community needs.

      Have a look at the website for more information and your opportunity to have your say.
      http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/about-planning/have-your-say-draft-state-planning-policy.html

      Submissions for the State SPP must be received by 5pm Wednesday 12 June.
  • Jill over 7 years ago
    Asking for our opinion is a waste of time as it is ignored. We were asked for our opinion on the Tugun to Bilinga oceanway and the majority of local respondents didn't want it but council is still spending ratepayers money on it. I found little bits of yellow plastic tied along the foreshore which I thought were left by kids but have since been told this littering was by council employees marking structures they are going to remove. Stop wasting ratepayers money and leave this part of the beachfront alone - fix the parts that need mending not knock down perfectly good infrastructure paid for by local residents. Doesn't the council have enough to do without fixing things that aren't broken?
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