Controversial Toogoom seawall in the final stage

THE controversial Toogoom seawall is set for its last inspection shortly, as work finally winds up on the project.

Provided the structural inspection identifies no problems, construction on stairs and clean up efforts will get under way, along with planting and installing signage.

"If the structure passes the inspection the contractor, Lanson Civil, will finalise items such as installing beach access steps and a beach clean up to remove any lose stones or rock pieces," Fraser Coast Division 5 councillor Rolf Light said.

"Council staff will then start revegetating the site.

"Warning signs will be installed to let people know that they should not climb on the wall."

The wall fronting Kingfisher Pde was built to counter an erosion problem threatening homes.

After substantial negotiations the council and residents came to an agreement to pay for the $1.1 million 370m rock wall, with the council loaning the homeowners the money before it's repaid through a special rates charge.

It was initially hoped the wall would be built prior to last summer, although with the project only just wrapping up, Cr Light wanted to thank residents for their patience as it was built.

"The project has taken time and there have been challenges," he said.

"I look forward to inspecting the finished project."

Issues arose throughout construction, with some in the community claiming design specification weren't followed, and the council countering such claims.

Since 2004-05 similar projectA have been proposed for the same area to combat erosion and under past agreements the formar councils had promised to pay.