Woonona dune vegetation removed

The dunes at Woonona beach during a storm.

The dunes at Woonona beach during a storm.

WORK will commence tomorrow on the northern end of Woonona Beach in front of the surf lifesaving club to remove excess vegetation and reduce the height of some sand dunes.
The project, which is part of the Wollongong Dune Management Strategy, aims to improve the usable area of the beach and line of sight for surf lifesavers and lifeguards within the patrolled beach area.
The work will take approximately six weeks, depending on weather conditions and during this period there’ll be changed access arrangements to the beach.
The most northerly access track will remain open, however south of this track, the dune and beach area, including five access tracks will be fenced off to ensure the safety of beach users. The southern area of beach will be open via the access track to the south of Park Road.
Woonona is one of 17 patrolled beaches included in the Wollongong Dune Management Strategy, which aims to identify options for the high use recreational areas of the beaches to address safety and recreational amenity issues, whilst considering biodiversity values and the role of dunes in coastal processes.
For more information about the works or the Dune Management Strategy visit

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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