Heavy machinery rolls in to fix Gold Coast scarping issues

Works will begin this morning to try and fix the scarping issues along Gold Coast beaches, following a weekend of wild weather.

Waves up to six metres pounded the shores, causing erosion problems for the open beaches.

The Narrowneck stretch is one of the worst areas effected, with two-metre cliffs left behind.


While the beach down in Burleigh Heads has experienced one metre scarping issues.

Acting Mayor Cameron Caldwell says heavy machinery will work quickly to get the beaches back to normal.

“We look forward to getting it fixed as soon as possible because we know that our residents and visitors want to enjoy the beaches, so we’ll get them back to tip top condition shortly.

“The scarping at Narrowneck is probably not unexpected in that section – it’s a pretty exposed area of our beach.

“Certainly it’s a little bit unseasonable to see that level of scarping.

“But two metres is something that we should be able to fix with our heavy machinery pretty quickly,” Acting Mayor Caldwell said.

While Council works get underway this morning, residents and beach goers are being urged to keep away from the heavy machinery.

“We’re asking residents to exercise caution in and around this scarping over recent days, but certainly as the heavy equipment moves in – give them plenty of space to do their job and things will be back to normal very shortly,” Acting Mayor Caldwell said.

The works are expected to take just a couple of days to fix, weather depending.