Coastal Public Access And Risk Funding Awarded

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) to continue the fencing at dog beach along the sand dunes, as well as erect new signage in the area. This grant will help improve the safety of visitors and protect our native coastal vegetation and wildlife.

The funding allows us to erect a further 130m of fencing along the dunes to help prevent people from wandering into unstable areas. Extension of the sand fence is a recommendation from DEECA commissioned report. The funding also allows us to erect new signage advising dog beach users that the sand dunes are unstable, informing visitors to the area of any potential risks.

Council was also awarded a seperate grant for sign auditing. This will involve reviewing all signs at all the beach access points and consider how to better inform visitors of hazards that may exist. This will also allow Council to determine what signs are missing or damaged, and will also install new signage where required.

Our dog beach is beloved by many two legged and four legged residents and tourists, and the safety of all is paramount to us. This grant will not only help direct attendees to safer areas, but allow delicate native vegetation to flourish and help protect the wildlife that calls the dunes their home.

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