The shoreline at Toogoom Beach with trees washed up all along the high tide mark.
The shoreline at Toogoom Beach with trees washed up all along the high tide mark. Maggie Macleod

Toogoom beach to be focus of clean-up by council workers

TOOGOOM beach will be the focus of the Fraser Coast Regional Council's beach clean-up next week in the wake of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald in late January.

"The focus will be on removing fallen vegetation from the beach that presents a hazard to the public," Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

He said contractors using trucks and excavators would start next week.

Waterways and coastal infrastructure portfolio councillor Phil Truscott said the contractors would concentrate on the area from Toogoom Community Park to Fixter Park.

"The project is a continuation of work that covered the beaches from Urangan to Dundowran to clean up after ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald ripped through the region on Australia Day," he said.

"There are sections of the beach where tree loss has been significant and in the higher use areas we are trying to reduce public risk and ensure that the beach is navigable at most times. 

"The timing of the works will depend on the tides.

"Spotters will be employed to ensure that the public is kept away from the work site."

He said the debris would be taken to the Toogoom transfer station.

The works were welcomed by Division 5 councillor Rolf Light.

"It's great to see that we can remove some of the fallen debris to ensure the beaches are safe," he said.