New rock wall sturdy against erosion

Mr Byrne visits the rock wall.

A new rock wall is protecting a Cannons Creek embankment from erosion after receiving funding from the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program.

On Tuesday 24 November Member for Holt Anthony Byrne explored the new rock wall, which received $5,500 in funding.

In the past, the area of Watson’s Point in Cannons Creek has been protected by coir matting, which has proven to be inadequate to the task of protecting the fragile embankment and has allowed continued erosion of the embankment.

Instead, this project has built an 80-metre wall consisting of loosely packed 40cm rocks to protect the embankment from the forces of tide and wave action. The new rock wall will last indefinitely and will be loosely fitted so that a wide range of species will be able to take shelter

within the wall.

‘Congratulations to Allan Gillies from the Cannons Creek Foreshore Committee of Management and Norm Mortlock and Don Jewell from Cannons Creek Residents Association for leading efforts with building the new rock wall, as well as upgrading the Bonnie Watson Reserve in Cannons Creek,’ said Mr Byrne.

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