A portion of Big Bay Beach will be closed to the public from 13 to 17 September 2016 while the reshaping of an artificial dune system at Big Bay Beach takes place to make the area safe for visitors. Once the reshaping operations are completed, the frontal dune will be re-vegetated and the fencing will be reinstated to conserve the rehabilitation efforts.
The City also intends undertaking repairs to the end of the broken boat-launch ramp in order for emergency services to access the beach in the coming peak season. The date for this work is yet to be determined.
The reshaping project will be undertaken within a narrow 4 m belt of the frontal dune on the seaward side. It will affect an approximately 250 m section of dune between the northern-most and southern-most wooden staircase on the beachfront and seaward of the Eden on the Bay development.
‘In the interest of public safety, residents and visitors to the area are advised to please keep away from the cordoned off area. We anticipate that the work will be completed within the allocated period of five days. Should there be a delay for any unforeseen circumstances, members of the public will be advised accordingly. The City would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank residents for their patience,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Anda Ntsodo.