Erosion threat ‘matter of urgency’

PARTS of Beachport could be flooded during large sea surges if coastal erosion is not kept in check as a matter of urgency, Wattle Range Council heard recently.

Council engineering services director Peter Halton told council’s monthly meeting last Tuesday if Post Office Rock’s coastal erosion expands to Salmon Hole “we’ll have water coming into a portion of the town during king tides or large sea surges”.

“Furthermore, Scenic Drive behind Post Office Rock could be at risk if coastal erosion causes foundational damage – it could become a full-blown erosion point through that area,” he said.

“Although it is a long-term problem


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