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One Tree Point Consultation

 
This page contains information about the One Tree Point shoreline of cliffs, seawalls, informal coastal structures and eroded areas and we now want to consult with our community.
Updated: 8/11/2018 10:37 a.m.

​The results of a systematic investigation aiming to develop a long-term cohesive approach to dealing with the One Tree Point shoreline of cliffs, seawalls, informal coastal structures and eroded areas is out for consultation with the community.

A drop-in information session will be held at the One Tree Point Primary School on Saturday 1st December from 9am to noon and all of the information about the plan and how to submit your feedback can be found on our One Tree Point Erosion Protection Investigation - Community Consultation page on our website (link below).

“We have looked at the One Tree Point coastal line, the areas that are eroding, the existing seawalls and access structures so we can come up with a plan to address any issues in the right order and the right way.

The plan considers the options available for each area of the coastline. In some sections, there is only one viable solution. In other sections, there are several options and we want the community to help us select the best option.

We think the community will be pleased with the work and the plan, but as they are the people using this area, we want to know what they value about their coastline and what opportunities they see for improvement” said Parks and Recreation Department Manager Sue Hodge

“We are holding a public information session, on Saturday 1 December 2018 from 9am to midday at the One Tree Point School to give us your feedback directly.

“The One Tree Point area is interesting and it has an interesting geological history. It is surrounded by steep banks and cliffs that lead into the harbour. Over the years multiple seawalls, now in varying conditions, have been built along the coast. There are also areas that have no seawalls or erosion protection.

“A lot of the erosion protection has happened how and when people thought it was called for. It has been a bit ad-hoc and dis-jointed, with Council focusing on individual areas that pose the most immediate problems. 

“We are now considering the area as a whole and developing a plan that outlines the most appropriate designs for various sections of the 4.3km coastline, and then prioritising what sections will be worked on year by year.

“We have identified four areas to focus on first and we want to check them out with the community to see if they agree with the priorities.

“We want to do this in a way that works for everyone, and is the safest, most efficient and cost-effective for ratepayers. 

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