Rock wall at Torquay and Scarness may cost $5 million

FINDING a solution to the Fraser Coast's erosion woes won't be easy, as potential costs mount.

Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor George Seymour said in the short term it would cost between $100,000 and $250,000 to address the issues caused by the erosion damage caused by strong winds and high tides on the weekend.

But he said the cost of long-term solutions, such as rock walls or textile sandbags, which could be used in Scarness and Torquay, could cost millions.

Cr Seymour also said he was not in favour of building rock walls because dunes were lost in the process.

"Rock walls cost about $5000 a metre and you're looking at more than a kilometre which right now is $5 million," he said."

University students Dani Wooley, Lauren Palmer and Erin O'Neil with dalmation Bernie check out some of the erosion at Scarness.
University students Dani Wooley, Lauren Palmer and Erin O'Neil with dalmation Bernie check out some of the erosion at Scarness. Robyne Cuerel