DAMAGE: Local beaches are 1 metre lower than last week
HERVEY Bay's picturesque beaches are in recovery mode after recent storms and high tides caused erosion to the foreshore.
Fraser Coast councillor Denis Chapman said work was being carried out to fix the damage.
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"The impact has varied between locations, but some beach accesses have been closed for safety reasons," he said.
"Later this week, isolated sand pushes will be carried out at various locations between Scarness and Urangan, with a focus on beach accesses and impacted vegetation.
"The beach profile has lowered by more than one metre at Scarness, exposing the toe rock of the existing walls.
"Although exposed, the rock walls are providing protection to the foreshore area from erosion, as intended."