Your View: North Beach sand build-up

HAVING enjoyed more than 30 years of holidays on North Beach, Wallaroo, and seen the development of the marina, I find it astonishing that one single fact has been overlooked which has caused the changes to North Beach.

Copper Coast Council mayor Paul Thomas says fixing the sand issue is “not going to be a short process as we are dealing with nature” (YPCT 8-5-18). The installation of the marina has interfered with nature.

Since the installation of the two groynes which form the channel into the marina, it was evident almost immediately sand was being swept in by the tide but unable to be swept out by strong south-westerly winds. That was nature’s plan before the intrusion of the groins.

The build-up of sand behind the northern groin began almost immediately and as the sand built up it increased the beach level by some three to four feet from my observations. And now it blows down the beach causing the ugly mess we see in front of houses along Otago Road.

What is interesting is the build-up does not occur once you pass a point where the south-westerlies can have their natural effect and sweep the built-up sand back out to sea. I hope some educated minds can sort this debacle out, or we will see houses on Otago Road with huge front lawns in the very near future.

Greg von Einem, Wallaroo ratepayer

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