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Beach repairs for safety only

Sawtell Beach has been left worse for wear.
Sawtell Beach has been left worse for wear. Leigh Jensen

THE spectacular seas have abated but the big swell, which has taken a heavy toll on the beaches of the Coffs Coast, is set to return.

Coffs Harbour City Council staff have been busily completing makeshift repairs at local beaches knowing full well there's more work around the corner.

A low-pressure trough is expected to develop and deepen over the north-western Tasman Sea on Monday.

That will result in the return of the large swells experienced over the past few days.

It is for this reason council employees have only done enough so far to ensure the safety of beachgoers.

The ramp in front of Coffs Harbour SLSC at Park Beach has been made safe.

Other interim work completed includes strengthening the walkway at the northern end of Coffs Harbour Jetty, placing sandbags at the base of the staircase at Boambee rail bridge while the rock pool below Bonville Headland has been barriered off.

All along the coast, surfers, swimmers and beachgoers have been left to negotiate steep sand cliffs.

Vertical drops of more than three metres have been created, with walkways to Sawtell Beach ending abruptly in a cliff edge only the bravest souls dare to challenge.

Southerly winds this weekend are expected to bring two to three metre swells.

Come Monday though, the large swells will return and the erosion on the beaches is expected to reach a new level.

Topics:  coffs harbour jetty, coffs harbour slsc



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