Toogoom wall investigated: "Something not quite right"
THE State Government is investigating the compliance of the Toogoom rock wall as the Member for Maryborough admits something is "not quite right".
The $1.1 million seawall was built to protect 18 properties on Kingfisher Pde from erosion with homeowners paying through a special council loan.
A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) spokeswoman said the wall must be constructed to the required engineering standard.
"EHP inspected the wall in September, and further inspections with a coastal engineer will take place in coming weeks," she said.
"At the request of EHP, council has provided further information regarding construction of the seawall.
"EHP is currently reviewing this information to determine whether compliance has been achieved."
Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders also has questions about whether the wall was built to the approved design.
"There's something not quite right about it," Mr Saunders said.
Toogoom man Norm Hoffman maintains the wall was not built to its design.
"There is ample evidence that the wall was not constructed in accordance with the approved drawings," he said.
"Any certificate signed to say that (it was) would be a false document."
Mr Saunders said he had passed on the information provided by Mr Hoffman to the EHP for analysis.
Councillor Rolf Light said the EHP's assessment was standard practice on any coastal infrastructure.
"We'll wait for the EHP to do their final assessments."