Works to repair Belmore Basin’s damaged foreshore embankment and garden beds area will start on Monday 7 May.
The project will be phased with the southern end of the beach the first area to be repaired before the teams move northwards. The work is set to be completed by August.
In June 2016, the Belmore Basin foreshore area was hit by uncharacteristic sea swells which were formed by an east coast low-pressure system off the coast of the Illawarra.
These high seas damaged the existing rock wall and surrounding garden beds.
As part of the planned works, the garden bed will be re-established, and the rocks contained within the wire ‘cages’ will be restored to their correct positions.
In order to further protect the shoreline from future east coast storms Council will install a new low height concrete garden wall to protect the beds above.
Belmore Basin beach will remain open during the works. However, the foreshore will be closed intermittently when equipment use or works mean it is not safe for people to use the beach.
The work is being carried out over the cooler months to minimise disruption to this popular area. Local businesses will remain open during this period.