A tower of strength at Mooloolaba
  • Friday 11 October 2013

After being felled by mother nature earlier this year, the Mooloolaba surf tower has risen again.

Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group Deputy Chair Cr Chris Thompson said Sunshine Coast Council has completed comprehensive restoration works to resurrect the tower that is a vital aid to surf safety at the popular beach.

“During the serious weather event around Cyclone Oswald from earlier this year significant coastal erosion impacted the armour rock retaining wall and vehicle access at the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club,” he said.

“This retaining wall provided protection for the surf tower that was located adjacent to the club on the foreshore.

“Due to this impact the tower had to be removed and emergency works undertaken to stabilise the site and provide public and emergency services access back to the beach.

“Restoration of the site has now been completed and includes the replacement of the retaining wall and formal vehicle access and the relocation of the tower back on site.”

The $500,000 project was supported by a federal and state Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Assistance (NDRRA) grant that will contribute $357,000 in stages towards the cost of the works.