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Seawalls

The Gold Coast has a 52-kilometre coastline, extending from Point Danger at the New South Wales border to Jumpinpin on South Stradbroke Island.

Our beaches are always changing due to natural coastal processes and weather patterns. Erosion can impact beachfront properties, and where relocation of infrastructure is not possible, engineered seawalls are used as a component of the city’s defence mechanisms against coastal erosion.

Seawalls on the Gold Coast are made of large boulders buried under the sand and are used to protect properties and infrastructure.

There are 18 kilometres of public urban shoreline and nine kilometres of private, urban property that require seawall protection.

To read more about Seawalls, go to the City of Gold Coast corporate website