Shoreline Erosion Management Plan approved by Council
Coochiemudlo Island’s Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) was unanimously passed by Redland City Council at its February meeting.
Thanks to members of the Community Reference Group (CRG) who hung-in for three years of meetings, in particular, retired coastal engineer, Dr Michael Gourlay who shared his extensive observations and research over 28 years.
Thanks also to CRG Chair, Cr Lance Hewlett and Kim Richards, MP for Redlands for their unswerving support of the island.
It’s been a long eight years since reparation works after the devastating storm surge of ex-TC Oswald sharpened focus on our shoreline.
For Coochie, it’s a major step forward, managing heritage-listed Norfolk Beach, the Emerald Fringe and Ramsar wetlands with ensuing values acknowledged in Council’s 2020-21 Operational Plan, Vision Outcomes 3. Embracing the Bay.
Documentation available from Redland City Council:
Coochiemudlo Island Shoreline Erosion Management Plan and Operational Plan 2020 (PDF)
Norfolk Beach Shoreline Erosion Study 2015 (PDF)
See greater detail on the SEMP on the Redlands City Bulletin.