The facts on Pumicestone Passage
  • Friday 04 July 2008

The Pumicestone Passage Advisory Task force has developed two community fact sheets summarising the issues and key findings of the Task Force, in relation to erosion on northern Bribie Island.

The Sunshine Coast Council will distribute the fact sheets to all residents in the Golden Beach and Pelican Waters areas; the information will also be made available to all Sunshine Coast residents.

According to Division Two Councillor and Chair of the Pumicestone Passage Advisory Task Force, Tim Dwyer, the fact sheets will assist the community to understand the erosion issues on and around Bribie Island.

"Bribie Island has been subject to natural coastal processes for thousands of years and it was the process of erosion and sedimentation that built Bribie Island. It’s these forces that will continue to shape and change the Island,” said Cr Dwyer.

“The two informative fact sheets outline this process and answer a number of questions local residents have been asking,” he said.

“The information is clearly explained, with numerous diagrams to help residents understand what is happening now and what may occur in the future.”

The Pumicestone Passage Advisory Task Force was established in 2006 by the Caloundra City Council, and has continued its work under the new Sunshine Coast Council. It is made up of representatives from the community, and local and state government.

Further information will be distributed to the community on the findings of a risk assessment study currently underway, which looks at the potential issues if a tidal breakthrough of northern Bribie Island occurred.

To view the fact sheets, or for more information on the Task Force’s actions, visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.