Posted on September 6, 2023
Noosa Council has halted work on the sand nourishment project at Doggie Beach.
In consultation with the contractor engaged to do the project, it was decided to stop the dredging work due to the challenging nature of that section of the Noosa River and the likelihood of it not being completed before the permit deadline.
Acting infrastructure services director Bryan O’Connor said the decision was made due to the challenging environmental conditions and timeframe constraints linked to the permit works.
“The work needed to be completed by late September to comply with the environmental permit and, in discussions with the contractor, it was going to be a challenge to satisfactorily complete the work prior to the deadline, ” he said.
This means the beach and adjacent waterway is now open to the public.
Under the permit, work can only be conducted between April and September due to seasonal migratory shorebirds.
Council will continue to investigate options to complete the sand nourishment work when possible.