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 http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au