No revetment wall for Arrawarra
PLANS for a revetment wall, a structure used to hold back tidal waters on Arrawarra Beach has been refused by the NSW Government.
The NSW Coastal Panel was not satisfied the proposed wall would limit storm waves overtopping to safe levels for people or properties.
The panel was also not satisfied the design would be structurally adequate as the development application did not sufficiently consider the immediate and long-term wave erosion hazard as identified in the BMT WBM Coffs Harbour Coastal Processes and Hazards Definition Study.
Plans for subdivision in the area were dependent on the new sea wall, which was submitted at the beginning of the year.
The panel considered the potential impacts of the proposed revetment wall had not been fully addressed.
It was therefore considered the subject site was not suitable for the proposed development and, as a result, the granting of consent was not in the public interest.