NEWSLETTERS — What's Happening at SGCS?
SGCS started the ICRP project in 2018 to raise awareness of the coastline
erosion at Inverloch since 2012. It has been monitoring and analysing changes
at Inverloch Surf Beach and Andersons Inlet, identifying the impacts on
environmental and community values, and possible interventions to help arrest
further erosion. The latest information is below, and
reports and documentaries here
*NEW* 16 Nov 2021: Articles from Sentinel-Times
Page 1 - 'Delays threaten billion-dollar beach'
Page 2 - 'Delays threaten billion-dollar beach'
Page 7 - 'Sand dune breakthrough likely within six months'
Page 26 - 'How Inverloch's erosion plan hit a speed hump'
14 Nov 2021: Bureaucratic BS threatens our 'billion-dollar beach'
*NEW* Nov 2021: Inverloch Surf Beach Coastline Recession 2010-2020
Aerial imagery shows that since 2010 the Inverloch Surf Beach coastline has
receded by 45-70 metres on either side of the Surf Club, and over eight
hectares of coastal vegetation has been swept away — close to half of the
vegetated dunes that existed just nine years ago.
Above, images from report: 2010 on left, 2020 on right. Click images for larger versions
28 Aug 2021: Interview with Professor Emeritus Rodger Tomlinson
Rodger Tomlinson discusses the influence the main channel into Andersons Inlet
has on Inverloch Surf Beach erosion. He identifies measures that could assist
with managing further erosion, ranging from nature-based, dune enhancement
options through to structural measures such as offshore reefs and groynes.
Watch the interview here (20 mins)
15 May 2020: Video - Coastline in Crisis
The documentary Coastline in Crisis
analyses factors contributing to the
rapid erosion at Inverloch surf beach, with footage of the shoreline and
interviews with team members, business owners and community representatives.
Watch the documentary here on Youtube (31 mins)
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