Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Qld Government urged to help with beach erosion

By Charmaine Kane, Thursday March 14, 2013 - 17:26 EDT
ABC image
Wild weather last month caused severe erosion at Miami Beach on the Gold Coast. - ABC

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says the State Government should help pay for repairs to eroded Gold Coast beaches.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is aiming to have all 27 beaches open by Easter, but Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey has ruled out a State Government contribution.

LGAQ president Margaret de Wit says the council needs assistance.

"They need some support from State, maybe Federal Government, to assist in that task because the erosion problems down there now are so great," she said.

"They do need assistance to get those beaches back into some sort of order so the tourists will return and return in great numbers."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Snow season high becoming a low point

16:18 EST

The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.

Late winter soaking causes flooding

16:13 EST

Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.

NSW weather: Bystanders 'watched helplessly' as 72yo man swept away by floodwaters

12:58 EST

A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.