Debris washed up on the boat ramp at Burrum Heads during the series of king tides.
Debris washed up on the boat ramp at Burrum Heads during the series of king tides. Jody Chew

Council to ask State Govt for help to combat erosion

THE Hervey Bay Esplanade has weathered the final of a series of king tides.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell said FCRC's infrastructure department would be drafting a summary to look at erosion solutions.

Cr O'Connell said he would be approaching Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell to discuss joint funding for possible projects.

He said the council's preparations helped steady the beach.

"Moving the sand and sandbagging helped," he said.

Cr O'Connell said he thought the esplanade, as well as Toogoom and other coastal areas had fared well.

"A lot of this is almost annual tide action," he said.

"The northerlies not being extreme helped."

FCRC councillor Rolf Light, who lives at Dundowran Beach, said Toogoom and Burrum Heads fared better then the greater Hervey Bay area.

"We are very fortunate," he said.

King tides

  • 4.14m Thursday peak at 8.14am
  • 4.22m Friday peak at 8.59am
  • 4.18m Saturday peak at 9.43am
  • 4.02m Sunday peak at 10.25am

Photos from Saturday's king tide below