World News – AU – Bribie Island erosion


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The northern part of Bribie Island has been eroded due to unusually high tides and large waves associated with the weather system currently affecting the east coast of Queensland.

This section of Bribie Island has a long history of erosion and is part of the natural process for the area. However, this is the first time that waves break through the dune in this section of the island.

No remedial action is planned, but QPWS will conduct a site assessment as soon as it is safe and take all necessary measures to ensure visitor safety.

The Department of Environment and Science is monitoring the situation and is working closely with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to ensure the ongoing management of erosion and tidal breakthroughs.

The entrance to Pumicestone Passage used to be 700 meters south of where it is – around the time of this breakthrough.

Bribie Island at this breakthrough used to be 80 m wide, and erosion is a natural part of the coastal area.

Bribie Island, coast, Pumicestone Passage, Caloundra, Golden Beach, tides, erosion

World News – AU – Erosion on Bribie Island


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